There has been a paradigm shift in working and learning styles, especially for students who are now home with the shutdown of schools. India has almost 25 crore school students from Classes 1 to 12.
Many of these students, especially those studying in government schools, were undergoing vocational skill training that integrated skill training with secondary education. With the usual pattern of internships, apprentice and training almost at standstill, skill training too has moved online. It is important for the youth to get trained with diversified skill sets so that they remain employable in the post-pandemic world. Companies wanting to maximise profits will aim to lower their labour costs and may prefer workers who are more adaptable and equipped with new-age skills.