Digital skilling will open up new employment opportunities
The after-effects of the pandemic have hiked the Indian unemployment rate to 10.72%. Another outcome of covid-19 was the surge in the digitization of India. By 2022, an estimated, 500 million Indian citizens, from lower rungs of the socio-economic pyramid should have new digital skillsets. The unemployment rates are only going to keep increasing as the second wave of COVID-19 hits India. On the other hand, digital skilling might help open new opportunities of employment to a much higher percentage, provided people are willing to contribute their efforts. The citizens aged 18-34 will decide the socio-economic status of future India, and it starts with skilling. Read more.
India struggles to provide effective education during the pandemic
It will not come as a surprise to know that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on the education sector. Hence the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has decided to conduct a virtual meeting with education secretaries of all states. The meeting will take place on the 17th of May. The focus of the meeting would be to review the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the education sector. An analysis of the new education policy and also promoting online education are the focal points of the Education sector of India. An effective method of the continuance of education to all levels of students will be decided during the meeting. Read more.
MIT-WPU launches WPU RISE
MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU) has launched its new online vertical — World Peace University RISE (WPU RISE). It aims to bring industry-relevant education to the before-mentioned topics for the entire globe. MIT-WPU RISE will be launched with a primary partnership with KPMG. The first launch will be a programme in Data Science. The programme contains, 350 hours of live and self-paced lectures, capstone projects, internship options and mentoring. The mentoring will be done by industry experts. MIT hopes to see career enhancement and further up-gradation of skills from this programme. Read more.
EdTech helps guarantee job security
Having secured a job does not necessarily guarantee the termination of your education. You have to keep skilling yourself to optimize your work performance. With work from home, the idea of being trained doesn’t really apply. This is where EdTech comes in to upskill and reskill employees. A new acronym that’s slowly gaining speed is ‘LFM’ which means ‘Learn from Home’. The demands of an employee always keep changing so in order to hold your job or rise up the ranks they can take up courses relevant to their field. Companies providing education technologies have been making leaps in the form of personalized education. Thus there is something for everyone. Read more.