Meeting industry’s evolving skills needs

The future looks bright for India’s economy, fueled by an entrepreneurial culture and youthful workforce, among other advantages. However, a looming talent shortage could threaten that future. New technologies, ever-changing skills requirements and outdated curricula are challenging India’s higher education system in its efforts to equip graduates with job-ready skills. To address these challenges, India’s education leaders should consider providing students with requisite skills by partnering with industry, adopting new learning technologies and delivering experience-based, applied learning.
 

Study highlights

70% of India's venture capitalists indicated that startups cannot find employees with the right skills - IBM

61% of India's higher education leaders said that the education system is unable to respond to society's changing needs - IBM

only 40% of Indian industry executives said new employees recruited in local labor markets have requisite skills - IBM

About the authors

Mike King

Mike King
Global Education Industry Vice President
IBM Sales and Distribution

Indrajit Roy

Indrajit Roy
Industry Lead, Government and Education
IBM Global Business Services, Client Innovation Center, India

Anthony Marshall

Anthony Marshall
Research Director
IBM Institute for Business Value


 

Dave Zaharchuk

Dave Zaharchuk
Global Government Industry Leader
IBM Institute for Business Value

Raj Rohit Singh

Raj Rohit Singh
Senior Advisory Consultant
IBM Global Strategy

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