Job-oriented skill development – need of the hour
Unemployment is no longer an issue related to current affairs and it has become an antique word since a decade. Now the problem of unemployment has...
Unemployment is no longer an issue related to current affairs and it has become an antique word since a decade. Now the problem of unemployment has been transformed as under employment. Nowadays, in this era of digitalisation and industrialisation, there is a plethora of opportunities in every sector. To the surprise of competent job seekers, now opens an unforeseen world of new and amazing opportunities in the areas like event management, project management, software development, business process outsourcing, training centers, consultancies, tools design, fashion design etc., which is a welcoming trend.
Every year, lakhs of qualified people are coming out of the mushrooming educational institutions.
Unfortunately, these so called qualified people do not possess the skill -set needed to execute the duties prescribed for various levels of jobs. Thanks to Globalisation, today we have number of multi-national companies around us to provide numerous opportunities to our qualified youth. But the pity is that the youth is lagging behind with the embodiment of multi-faceted skills for procuring a job and performing a job.
Due to Globalisation, There has been a diversified work culture in India. To perform and establish themselves, the youth needs to develop life-giving skills like discipline, tolerance, positive attitude, innovative thinking, pro-activeness, regularity, punctuality, team-spirit, problem-solving, decision making, time management, stress management, resource management, emotional balance etc.
Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of the world of work. The skill development is needed in all the fields such as labour sector, Organised sector and also in unorganised sector. “India has set a target of skilling 500 Million people by 2022”.
To inculcate and nourish such skill -set, the curriculum should be framed with real life examples and relevant pattern of assessment. The pillars of education system i.e. the university authorities, the faculty, the student community and industries in liaison ship should concentrate on this issue for the refinement of Indian employment scenario; and strive to make every Indian an obsession to global employment scenario.