What’s in Store for India’s Future Workforce

Some emerging verticals under the umbrella of employability are out to define the future of work and our youth.

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With 12 million individuals expected to join the workforce every year, we are on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution. On the flipside, they are not being adequately equipped for a rapidly changing job landscape.  While the world over, technology is threatening to eliminate jobs, the education system in India has not stepped up to face this challenge. An outdated curriculum coupled with a lack of practical training has rendered more than 75% of the 1.5 million graduates we produce every year unemployable. In such a dynamically changing job landscape, we cannot even effectively predict what skills that today’s primary school children will need for jobs in the future. We need to acknowledge this and create a skill-focussed action plan for a tomorrow-ready India.

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  • Publisher: South China Morning Post
  • Date: 2018-09-18T20:30:44+08:00
  • Author: Vir Sanghvi
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  • Publisher: The Economic Times
  • Date: 2018-09-18T11:06:00.000Z
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