The Thought of Future

The recent revelation by UNICEF state that 50% of the South Asians do not possess adequate skills needed for future jobs. WHY?

  • 28Apr,2020

    The Thought of Future

    We live in an age of technological advancement and the generation of today is fully immersed into the technology so much so that they’re fully adapt at its operations. However, when we talk about the future and the thoughts that swirl around it, the recent revelation by UNICEF gave a jolt. They state that 50% of the South Asians do not possess adequate skills needed for future jobs. WHY? HOW? Is it true?

    Let’s take the essential points and look into them:

    Technology: The young people starting from the millenials (those born in the 90s) have embraced technology and its changes along with the challenges quite well. The ideal scenario that they faced of combining face to face with online presence helped them overcome the transition. However, the young people who will soon be graduating from college to the world of work are more prone to the online methods of working and hence when faced with interviews - their self esteem gets dented. 

    Mobilization: Young people have several resources at their disposal. This gives them ample opportunities to try out different ways and means of using technology to their advantage. This gives more scope to prepare their goals. The downside of this is that with too many choices, the goals aren’t met and leads to disillusionment and scattering of hope. 

    Artificial Intelligence: AI (Artificial Intelligence) is already a way of life but it is still a scary proposition for the young people who still have to graduate and face the work world. AI has made its presence felt in many quarters and has reached new frontiers in technology enhancement. The challenge here is to understand how to use it for better ways of work and development.

    Learning: While all the above three points move people to attain better work standards each day, learning and unlearning a lot of things help young people to gain traction of their goals and achieve them. There are both opportunities to learn new things each day and at the same time the challenge to unlearn a lot of things dominantly taught in schools and colleges.

    All these four points or pillars when taken into consideration, young people who are facing their future can adapt and circumvent the barriers and take the challenge to put things into their advantage. While the world of work is shifting too rapidly with each passing year, when colleges like IPS  provide opportunities to students to embrace different situations apart from the academics, the people who grab it all learn to cope better in the workplace than others. So the point is, try and ensure that you pick up various skills through different events and opportunities that present themselves in your college life and learn from them.

    28,Apr 2020

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