Skill-Gap leading to unemployability
Advances in Technology have allowed business to flourish and rapid developments to be made in the society and culture. However, the recent advances will prove to be a futile attempt, if the same technology is not able to provide the youths with high-quality education and jobs. Millions of students graduate every year but only a very few are employed and most are under-employed. Skill-gap and lack of industry experience is a crucial factor to increase unemployment which can be fixed by shifting from conventional to skill-based teaching methods. It is being proved that academic qualifications and good marks are not the only way to successfully engage at a given university. One should also gain experiences to enhance their employability skills, as these experiences will provide one with the skill-set required for the job. They include technical, transferable skills and key personal attributes which are highly valued by employers and essential for effective performance in the workplace.
Skill-Set for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Looking forward to the future job market, it is quite probable that the soft skills and appropriate professional attitudes are to remain in demand. With the rise of the 4IR-‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, it seems likely that there will be demand for workers with very ‘human’ skills such as communication or leadership while areas such as numerical or process-driven work can be automated. With 4IR technologies in the hands of a workforce empowered with the skills needed to use them, an organisation’s digital transformation journey can move from aspiration to reality.
The responsibility of the Education sectors
There are many educational systems all over the world that still need development to adequately serve students’ current and future needs. And even if the technology investments are made, the lack of trained staff can limit the ability to incorporate technology into the education process.
Alternative education models and new pathways need to be promoted to address the concerns of the youth. Partnering with Training institutes and Industries can help provide students with on-the-job training to start resumes, improve opportunities for lifelong learning and long-term earning potential, and make professional connections while continuing their formal education.
Various technology services and numerous initiatives to promote skill upgradation amongst aspirants are playing an instrumental role in bridging this gap. As jobs change, evolve and grow, so should the training methodology adapt.
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