Importance of Skill Development
Skill development has been considered one of the critical aspect for job creation in India. India has unique demographic advantage with more than 60% of the population is in young age group. But in order to ger dividend from such large work force, employability has to be improved. As per current statistics only 10% of the fresh graduates are employable and rest of the 90% lack skills required for eligible to be hired by corporate. India’s GDP is growing at great rate of around 6-8% but job creation is not catching up with it.
Govt of India has taken initiative for Skill development through public private partnership. There are opportunities for private education players to take advantage of such scheme. Current infrastructure of ITI and other govt aided institutes are not enough to training people for future job opportunities.
How to manage Skill development
Skill development starts with identifying future job prospects and segmentation of it according to need and feasibility of training candidates. Stakeholders for skill development need to be identified like Govt Entities, State Govt, Private Training Institutes, Large Corporates, NGO etc.
Private players can use technology to automate, improve and scale training and certification approach of skill based training.
Importance of Technology in Skill Development
India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has initiated measures to enhance employability of the youth. There is Rs 4000 Cr programme for skill acquisition and knowledge awarness For Livelihood Promotion Programme (SANKALP). This initiative has opened up knowledge and training / certification opportunities for Indian private education entities.
Technology is essential driver which can easily help scaling up Skill Development Initiative. If skill segments, streams are identified then next step is to define educational contents or syllabus including practicality of the training. Technology can help to define standard training tools for the candidate and all tutorials, assignments, tests can be conducted using technology.
Online Assessment in Skill Development
Skill development program can be defined in standardized framework. Any candidate looking to undergo training Should appear for online assignments and online practice tests based on actual learning. Online Assignments can be completed in stipulated time-frame and results are available to candidate online. Examiner can also share feedback about performance in the assignment or tests.
Knowledge Management : Technology can help to share knowledge with candidates undergoing training. Knowledge can be in the form of presentation, video,white paper, how to guide etc.
Online Exam for Certification: After completion of training period , online exam can be conducted in secure proctored environment. Online proctoring helps to remotely invigilate the exam process to check authenticity of the candidate.
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