EMPOWER YOURSELF FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE
19 May, 2022
Post global pandemic: Accelerating digital transformation in society
The pandemic only accelerated the rapidly evolving digital transformation across the world. From video-conferencing and virtual meetings to online-education that shaped the ‘new normal’, digitization significantly impacted all aspects of our lives. Governments and businesses across the world have started aggressively paying keen attention to emerging and immersive technologies including Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Augmented & Virtual Reality and Automation. Even more recently, the Metaverse – a synchronous digital world beyond the one we live in, and Web 3.0 have created ripples across the industry with companies and brands across the world diving into them to explore the possibilities of giving users never-before-seen interactivity. The proliferation of cryptocurrency and NFTs and the rise of gaming technology and eSports around the world gives us a peek into the digital future – one where technology will further change the way we live and operate. This undoubtedly opens up a world of career opportunities for those with the skills needed to navigate these technologies.
Digital India : Paving way for a new future
Closer to home in India, our Government has heavily begun to invest in transforming India as a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy through its flagship ‘Digital India’ initiative. The program’s key focus areas include digital infrastructure, on-demand governance and services and the digital empowerment of citizens. With Information Technology impacting, evolving and shaping the world we live in, youth especially have the advantage of planning their learning and development in practical ways that could best fit these growing demands.
Skilling programs : Empowering students with skills that matter
India with its multi-generational workforce and one of the largest youth populations in the world will witness around 2 crore youth joining the workforce every year. Though youth may come from different backgrounds – they all have one thing in common. They want to be employable and lead a good quality life. The need for skilling and upskilling has reached a new high post the pandemic – a requirement that the IT industry and government are well aware of. Industries are speaking out about how there is a gap between the skills that employers rely upon in their employees and the skills that job seekers possess.
3D program for Class 12 graduates : Dual, Dependable & Diverse
Students who are graduating from Class XII are standing at the cusp of a fully transformed digital society. With recent industry reports suggesting that the IT industry will continue to grow in 2022 and provide robust employment opportunities especially in Tier 2 cities, students who are passing out of Class XII stand to benefit from enrolling in integrated training programs with a 3D (three-dimensional) aspect.
- Dual-focus : one that integrates the dual-focus on education + practical training which includes providing skills that is urgently required in the IT industry today and exposure to real-world IT projects.
- Dependable : one that gives students the security of being placed in a secure job
post-training while giving them financial independence via a stipend through duration of the training program.
- Diverse : one that includes holistic teaching that focuses on the student’s personality development, communication skills and leadership skills with access to mentorship.
When you take a look at the history of education and training in India, you can see that vocational training and skilling is deeply ingrained in our culture. The Gurukulam and Paatashala modes of learning focused on a hybrid model of learning which included practical application of skills through the course of the day.
Despite all the changes happening around us, there is no dearth of opportunities in IT for those who choose to seek them the smart way. Those who have relevant skills that the IT industry needs, a good educational foundation and practical exposure to real-world projects can be certain of success even in the most uncertain of times.
- The hindubusinessline
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