Skilling, Upskilling & CrossSkilling the Workforce is the only way to make Bharat Aatma
The last decade witnessed a growing number of sectors, industries, and companies adapt technology to grow or survive or both. In addition, the ongoing global pandemic proved to be a catalyst in speeding up the use of technology by people and industries who were sitting on the periphery.
NewAge opportunities will need a workforce that is crossskilled and with exposure to multiple disciplines
And, this trend of adopting the technology will explode as more and more conventional companies, such as food, retail, banking etc., morph into a technology company “because the customers are demanding that change”, says Arjun Pratap, Founder & CEO of EDGE.
Further, “the booming spend in the US is going to drive the IT boom in India, specifically in the tech-related jobs.” All this will push multiple sectors to “become reliant on technology.” Thus, tech jobs are going to be in demand both for software and hardware skills.
These opportunities will need a workforce with more than just one skill. The talent that is cross-skilled and with exposure to multiple
disciplines will meet the needs of NewAge opportunities.
In the past decade, numerous SMEs and startups, specialised in imparting customised multi-disciplined training to the growing
number of NewAge workforce, have mushroomed across the country.
According to Rohit Ghosh founder, SkillEdge, his startup offers a fintech program that combines financials with data analysts. This one skill course is assisting students to be job-ready for multiple careers such as investment analyst, credit analyst, market analyst etc. The startup also offers programs for engineering and non-engineering graduates that combines analysis and data visualisation. Such courses that do not differentiate between workforce based on their educational background is gaining currency with companies and trainers. The availability of multi-skilled talent creates a talent pool for tech-enabled recruitment companies such as EDGE.