Skill Development during Graduation

Skills are that add value to one’s qualification. Considering our education system which focuses more on building bookish knowledge rather than overall personality development, we are in much need of developing skills. Not only skills related to our...
Skills are that add value to one’s qualification. Considering our education system which focuses more on building bookish knowledge rather than overall personality development, we are in much need of developing skills. Not only skills related to our field of study but also life skills like effective communication, decision making, problem solving, creative thinking, interpersonal relationships, self awareness, empathy, coping with stress etc.

We are severely short of trained and skilled workers. Unsurprisingly the Government felt the need to focus on skill development and start training centres all over India. “It is estimated that only 2.3% of the workforce in India has undergone formal skill training as compared to 68% in the UK, 75% in Germany, 52% in USA, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. Large sections of the educated workforce have little or no job skills, making them largely unemployable. Therefore, India must focus on scaling up skill training efforts to meet the demands of employers and drive economic growth”, the document on the framework of implementation of the National Mission for Skill Development said.

The problem lies not in lack of job opportunities but it lies in lack of well trained, deserving candidates. Being multi-skilled is the norm now. It is important that the youth focuses on overall development by improving their knowledge through reading activities, learning a new language, getting trained in a new technical skill related to their field of study, interning in different organisations etc. This shall not just help you upgrade your resume and expose you to a world of lucrative opportunities but also shall help you smoothly sail through your personal and professional life.

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