Technical Courses in India: Opportunities for Youth To Gain Next-Gen Skills
There are two ways youngsters can pursue technical education. The first is to obtain a degree and then a post-graduation, taking anywhere from five to seven years. It is expensive, and there is no guarantee that you will get a well-paying job at the end. The second is shorter, focusing on endowing youth with specific technical skills with specific short term courses.
The short courses are a great way to gain new skills or enhance existing skills. Not to mention, the government is also encouraging the youth to learn new skills in technical and vocational areas. Not only to be self-reliant but also to bridge the rising gap between education and employment.
Prepare for tomorrow’s careers today!
The rise in digital transformation has led to a massive shift in career prospects in the last ten years. From healthcare to education, working professionals across a range of industries are expected to have skill sets in emerging technologies, be job-ready or adapt to new roles and professions quickly.
The Future of Work by the World Economic Forum highlights that 14% of existing jobs could disappear as a result of automation in the next 15-20 years, but another 32% are likely to change radically as individual tasks are automated.
Essentially, the need of the hour is to prepare for tomorrow’s skills today. The recently launched Kaushal Yuva Samvaad and Let’s Talk Skills Campaign by the Government and UNDP presents an opportunity for India’s youth to have an open dialogue about the current skill development programmes and solutions.
The purpose is to provide individuals with skills that can help them either transform from academic to professional life or gain a new competency to be part of a global workforce confidently.
Why choose technical courses?
- Employability is likely to change in the future
- Learn practical skills that can benefit your career
- Many employers no longer ask for a college degree
- To be digitally competent possessing a wide range of skills
- Exploring new career ideas will lead to global job opportunities
- Affordable training courses allow individuals to boost their professional skills and advance employment security
Myths around technical education
Some of the popular notions about technical education are that:
- It might include working on the factory floors
- One can only earn low wages with bleak possibilities of future employment
- It is for dropouts from college or school
- Women cannot do the jobs
Let us tell you that the technical education sector, previously known as vocational education, is now becoming more gender agnostic. Now, as much as men, women can certainly be part of architecting the digital world excelling in design, tech and implementation jobs.
Cross-training: Boost workplace performance
From enabling better collaboration to increasing business sustainability, cross-training offers multiple benefits. Also, delegating a range of activities to multi-skilled personnel will improve schedule efficiency and help in the business running smoothly.
Take, for example, an excel expert receives training in data analytics. Post the training, he/she gains this new skill and practical experience on the job, making him/her feel that they are valued and growing within the organisation. For the company, this leads to an increase in productivity and agility that comes with it.
Human qualities will define future jobs
Opportunities in building platforms with intelligence and abilities using Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Integrated Data Platforms will be on the rise. And, with technology permeating every aspect of our lives, human capabilities such as thinking, creativity, empathising, cognitive reasoning, etc., will ensure jobs in the future, making work more human.
Bringing all this together is Certif-ID, a dedicated skills community, designed with exclusive features to help technical training institutions, students, working professionals and recruiters connect and collaborate efficiently.
Technical training institutions in India can now stand at par with international institutions, issue blockchain-powered digital certificates and equip students with a digital profile to showcase those skills. And, graduates with these digital certificates can directly communicate with recruiters through Certif-ID and gain access to job opportunities anywhere in the world.
Action point: To see Certif-ID in action or to discuss the current and future trends of the technical sector, schedule a meeting with our experts.