Mumbai/Bangalore: In India only 7% of MBA pass out students from Tier II and III B-Schools are employable, as per recent ASSOCHAM report. Nearly 8% engineers are employable in core engineering roles, says Aspiring Minds Skills report. Skill gaps exist across industries which is damaging the business ecosystem especially HR world.
On this backdrop, Skill Outlook , India’s leading portal on HR, Career & Skills and L&D Global, India’s largest community of L&D Practitioners, jointly hosted TweetChat on Skill Deficit and its Solutions #SkillDeficit on 21 July 2016. More than 20 HR and L&D leaders participated and shared their perspectives on the prevalent “Skill Gap” in India – its root causes and solutions.
Neha Fatehchandani, Founder and Chief Learning officer at Snowball based in Indore, said that skill-based education should be impacted from schooling levels and professional course curriculum must be revamped in-line with modern industry practices. Shweta Sharma, Partner – Collaborative Climate based in New Delhi, said that awareness on skills gaps and continuous learning environment will help in addressing this issue.
Giving a new thought to the discussion, Pallav Sinha, Founder and CEO of MeraJob, said that as business cycles compress and technology changes #SkillDeficit enlarges. He opined that corporate need ecosystem for continuous learning. Shankar Iyer, HR professional and Motivational Speaker based in Mumbai, mentioned via TweetChat that all stakeholders such as government, corporate, educational institutes and parents have a great role in addressing skill gaps.
Brigadier Sushil Bhasin, educator and motivational speaker, pointed that both technical and technical and behavioral skills should be developed among job seekers to compete with the job market.
Bharti Naik, Founder & MD, Inspire Human Potential based in Vadodara, highlighted that L&D Global platform should identify SMEs industry experts and leverage their expertise in solving skill gaps. Benita Bhatia Dua, Social Media expert based in Mumbai, Khalid Raza, HR Professional based in Bangalore, Ranjana Nagpal, L & D Practitioner based in New Delhi and many more participated and gave new thought to the TweetChat #SkillDeficit .
Log in to twitter to and use the hashtag #SkillDeficit to see the views shared by the leaders.