'Added expertise': 7 in 10 young professionals aim to pick up new-age digital skills, says survey

About 70% of young professionals aim to upskill themselves post 2020, indicating the growing need for new-age digital skills, highlights a report by professional education firm Imarticus Learning.

As per the findings from the internal report, the courses in finance, data science, analytics, technology and management are the top five programmes with maximum enrolments.

Further, data science, full stack development, supply chain management, cybersecurity and digital marketing remained the most sought skills for young professionals and fresh graduates across various industries.

According to the report, three out of four learners were able to land a better-paying job with about a 67% salary hike. The holistic learning experience, backed by a complete ecosystem of highly engaging programs, adequate resources and advanced technologies, attracts young professionals to upskill themselves to survive in the post-pandemic era.

The report also points out the increasing intent of young professionals and fresh graduates towards upskilling for a better career.

“The demand for upskilling is picking up pace in tier 2 cities with more companies hiring talent from beyond metros. It further highlights that fresher and young professionals should constantly upskill themselves to remain job relevant and ready to take on newer responsibilities for efficient career growth. The job market in India is outgrowing traditional job roles and thus upskilling should be embedded in young professionals,” said Nikhil Barshikar, founder & managing director, Imarticus Learning.

The report noted that upskilling young professionals and new graduates with new-age digital skills can act as a catalyst to encourage them within the organisation. The essential skills they should acquire are business acumen and various ways of working. Upskilling young professionals can unlock their collaborative and leadership potential.

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