Skills required for students to become industry-ready

Skills required for students to become industry-ready

The 4th generation of the Industrial revolution greatly influences the new age of teaching and learning.

The 4th generation of the Industrial revolution greatly influences the new age of teaching and learning. Industry 4.0 relies on IoT, Blockchain, automation, machine learning, AI, and various new technologies. Teachers and students must adhere to industry-centric skills to cope with the new changes.

Let us check on the industry-ready skills before knowing what skills students and teachers require in the upcoming days.

What are industry-ready skills?

Every industry requires different sets of skills that are specified to their domains. But in general, every industry seeks professionals with some basic technical and non-technical skills such as teamwork, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, learning, self-management, etc. An individual needs to research well before applying for jobs in that industry.

Skills that students need to master

Students can start building their personalities in such a way that reflects their strengths and efficiencies. Apart from relevant technical skills, they need to focus on various other skills:

Curiosity and imagination

Curiosity and imagination power is one of the most required skills that one can have. Curiosity can help a student learn better. On the other hand, imagination will aid the outcome to fructify. Hence, students must be encouraged to be curious and use their thinking power to solve complex problems.

Exceptional verbal & written communication

It depends on the effort you do to be clear about what you mean and what you want to accomplish when you talk or write. Nonverbal communication, such as your use of body language, is another aspect of communication abilities.

Critical thinking & problem solving

Students will need to develop their ability to think of their own solutions and approach challenges from many perspectives. Regardless of the sector, they select, future workers will need to be able to think swiftly and respond.

To assist children to practise this, teachers should put them in situations where they must solve problems on their own. These are instances where people could use the abilities they've previously acquired to overcome a hurdle.

Networking skills

Building a strong and comprehensive network is essential for both your career progression and getting your first job. In order to be industry ready, you need to develop more than just the requisite abilities; you also need to network with people who can help you improve your career.

Skills that teachers can develop

The modern education system demands teachers also need to hone a variety of skill sets. Here are the most important skills that a teacher can focus on:


The best educators should be proficient in written, physical, and vocal communication. Teachers must be explicit about their requirements, give extensive explanations of the course materials, and simplify complicated concepts in order to effectively interact with their students. Teachers may improve the effectiveness of their nonverbal communication by paying attention to their posture and tone.


Teachers need to be adept at organising both their personal study materials and the homework assignments of their students if they are to be successful. All required items, including literature and technology, should be set up in a well-organised classroom to avoid student distractions.

To be organised, you can use different binders and folders to store study materials, assignments, etc. Using a calendar can help you to strategize your to-do list in a systematic manner.


If you want to keep your classroom running properly, you need to showcase your leadership skills. It will be your ability to maintain discipline in the class that students can learn maximum from it.

To show your leadership abilities, you may offer to take on tasks outside of your usual job. You may hone your skills and talents by sometimes straying from your daily routine. There are lots of online resources on leadership skills. You can learn, make notes of them, and use them whenever necessary.

Conflict resolution skills

One of a teacher's responsibilities is to have the ability to settle disputes and conflicts in the classroom. When instructing younger pupils, arguments regarding who gets to share particular games, books, or toys may occur.

A teacher who is adept at resolving conflicts would carefully consider each viewpoint and employ active listening to locate a compromise. You should always see conflict as an opportunity to learn something new, and you should take care to keep disagreements from developing into confrontations.

(The author is the CEO & Managing Director of Jetking Infotrain)

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