Article: Skilling: A recap of 2016 & what’s expected in 2017?

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Skilling: A recap of 2016 & what’s expected in 2017?

The year 2016 has been a witness to an ongoing mismatch between employers and job seekers. A look at how India fared on the skilling sector in 2016 and whats next.
Skilling: A recap of 2016 & what’s expected in 2017?
India currently holds the distinction of being one of the youngest nations in the world with the largest youth demography. According to India Skills Report1 2016, although the employability index did not show a huge improvement from last year, the percentage did rise to 38.12 percent from 37.22 percent. With a population of 1.3 billion of which about 0.8 billion in the working age, India needs to churn maximum out of this young demography, which can only take place through focused skilling measures and initiatives. There are numerous initiatives which have been launched like Skill India, Career Centers, Make in India etc., however, the future depends on how successfully these initiatives can be implemented in order to have a skilled workforce for a strong, sustainable and developed nation. In 2016, out of all the students entering the job market across the country, hardly 2 in 5 met the criteria of employment set by the employers. The year 2016 has been a witness to an ongoing mis...
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Topics: Skilling, Talent Acquisition, #Snapshot2016

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