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An India prepared for the future: fusion of technology, education and skills

India has recognized the importance of the skills sector and is investing and making considerable strides towards improving the fundamentals of education and macroeconomics.

The nation’s attempts to build a healthy and progressive environment focused on citizen empowerment have led to the expansion of a millennial force with independent choices and opportunities tied to autonomy and flexibility.

Skill India Mission, which started in 2015, intends to cater to a wide range of skills development in India, including creative skills development, leadership skills development, IT skills development and many more, using a results-oriented framework.

SKILLS SECTOR IN INDIA

With the rise of technology-enabled spaces, the creative economy, and industrial dynamics, the need for millennials to be at the forefront of upskilling, upskilling, and reskilling is more vital than ever.

The fact that India has more than 60 percent of its population in the millennial age group gives it a huge advantage.

With education at the heart of national growth, investing in learning new skills in IT, AI, or creative arts like dancing, singing, and painting will be critical to capitalizing on this special demographic dividend in the years to come.

CREATIVITY

A new world of digital technologies, AI-enabled machines and creative industries has re-emerged. These industries have created a demand for creative skills: dance, design, fashion, and innovative business seamlessly fused with technologies.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) at its 2020 summit, selected critical thinking and problem solving as the main future talents along with active learning, innovation and creativity.

Creativity is not an indeterminate mental outcome; rather, it is a quantitative trait that can be increased or slowed down using state-of-the-art techniques. There are hundreds of technologies that have gained popularity in order to promote creative processes at work. Ultimately, creativity or creative skills can be learned.

TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, SKILLS

Today, we are working to reimagine our world by putting technology, education, and skills at the center. As organizations across industries continue to endure massive digital transformations, the demand for a new workforce that is educated, tech-enabled and creative with their skills will grow.

Technology is continually advancing at a fast pace. Parallel to this, it is vital to understand new world abilities that are effortlessly integrated with sophisticated technology.

In the 21st century, the nation’s growth paradigm is based on educated and skilled youth and their skills.

EMPOWERING YOUTH

As the world reinvents itself, our country strives to foster an atmosphere of collaboration at all levels. The collaboration between technology and skills has accelerated educational innovation and skill learning methods.

When it comes to skill learning, AI, or Artificial Intelligence, has a significant influence. AI can optimize training and learning modules based on available data.

The content of a skill can be customized to meet the learner’s needs, targeting pain points and recommending appropriate information based on the learner’s previous behavior.
Today, AI anticipates requirements and requests based on what the learner wants, and also automatically generates material by analyzing content development algorithms.

By doing so, young and developing minds become more aware of their technological environment and its applications.

In this context, technology has become a great enabler in terms of affordable and accessible learning for anyone, anywhere and at any time.

INDIA PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE

With 1.3 billion people, India has a fifth of the world’s youth population. In today’s evolving world, India’s youthful demographic can play a critical role in eliciting a multitude of perspectives.

The country’s corporate environment and startup ecosystem is undergoing rapid development, and continues to expand, mature and become more technology-focused through continuous skill learning.

Industrial Revolution 4.0 is in its early stages, and when it arrives, it will cause an even bigger shock to the industry. This is the time to focus on how technology is impacting our lives, how new creative talent is required to flourish, and the importance of education in understanding every part of the business.

The rewards of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be based on how our workforce employs technology, education, and skills.

As we work towards a future-ready India, we must set our sights on uniting government, business and academia to create a healthy ecosystem of learning and skills. An atmosphere that fosters the development of our future-ready India.

(The writer is Divanshi Gupta, Founder, Ucanji)

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