66% EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR DIFFERENT SKILLS THAN THREE YEARS AGO
28, Mar 2019
Prelims level : Economy – Misc Mains level : GS III - Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
- Fast-changing job requirements are leading to a yawning skills gap in many parts of the world, with India being one of the hardest-hit – International Labour Organisation in collaboration with the International Organisation of Employers.
- 66% of Indian businesses say they are looking for quite different skills in new recruits than they were three years ago, with 53% saying it is becoming harder to recruit people with the needed skills.
- Globally, 60% of employers say new graduates are not adequately prepared for current work.
Bridging the Gap
- Schemes for skill development
- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana
- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
- Financial Assistance for Skill Training of Persons with Disabilities National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme
- Craftsmen Training Scheme Apprenticeship training Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra Skill development for minorities
- Green Skill Development Programme
- Scheme for Higher Education Youth in Apprenticeship and Skills