INCREASINGTHE EMPLOYABILITY OF YOUTH
So where are we going wrong??
▪ We ,being in the 21st century
are still following the orthodox
method of rote learning.Hence,
we need to upgrade our
education system and keep
pace with the 21st century
▪ Lack of digital literacy
▪ Catch – 22 : Need job
experience to get a job , but
can’t get a job without job
▪ Lack of understanding of the
▪ A gap between our thoughts
and words – Need for better
▪ Lack of professional education
FRESH APPROACH TOWARDS LEARNING
▪ AT THE GRASSROOT LEVEL
training and spoken
information to a
▪ The power of an idea often lies in the delivery of words.
Innovation is achieved through novel ideas and hence,
the delivery (or theWAY one speaks) is as important as
the content of speech.
▪ The introduction of spoken English as a course in the
school curriculum is a secure way to ensure that there is
a wholesome development of this skill.
▪ Professional training in turn will ensure the
development of professional skills needed to survive in
the business world.
▪ As is the case with everything, the more one is exposed
to such training, the better one becomes. Therefore,
starting at the school level is the best.
▪ It is not enough to simply solve a problem by verifying
different possibilities. The best and the ideal way to solve
a problem is by identifying a specific solution. This is
what we call metaskill.
▪ The lack of problem solving skills in today’s youth is
hampering their employment prospects therefore
developing metaskill is highly important.
▪ In order to develop this skill, assignments that forces
students to think which solution is the most effective
after implementation, should be introduced like solving
real life problems.
▪ The development of this skill will enhance efficiency and
greater efficiency leads to greater employability.
The basic challenge to overcome in education today is the mentality of merely “learning” concepts without
realizing their practical applications. In the quest to develop a more practical approach, one most ensure a
more hands-on approach to learning, which will in turn enhance skills such as critical thinking and problem
Massive Open Online
▪ MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses.These are
offered by leading universities across the globe.It
gives an opportunity for learners to get the best of
education.This is a highly sustainable model of
learning that has a mass reach,, thus erasing barriers
of time, space and other demographics.
▪ MOOCS are gaining huge popularity in India which is
presently the second largest market after US.
Students in India shall benefit hugely thru this model
as it will allow them to gain an additional certification
while pursuing their traditional degree course from an
▪ Basic pedagogical method : Explore and attempt,
then discuss with the instructor, Classical apprentice
system, Peer evaluation
Alternative Learning &
▪ One of the challenges in India is the lack of good
quality educators who join the teaching
profession. We could build on the expertise of
highly qualified Industry professionals to help in
▪ Some initiative can be taken by government to
make a video in which these professionals will
not only clear the student’s concepts but also
give them Industry knowledge.
▪ This will really very beneficial to students
especially living in remote areas.
Increasing Digital Literacy
▪ A Google A Day keeps unemployment away:
An awesome way for students to practice research
and evaluation skills online.
Immediate impact – Enhances research and
evaluation skills which are in demand today.
Increase conference teaching in the remote areas
Immediate impacts- Knowledge can reach places
where teachers may not be available.
Learning through the internet will also increase the
Data Dtriven Schooling
▪ Data-driven instruction means is that teachers
should use actual data from student testing to
drive their classroom instruction.
▪ It is more scientific and less subjective.You
look at test results to see what specific skills
and knowledge the students did well in and
which they have not mastered, and use that
data to plan upcoming lessons.
▪ VocationalTraining :
The primary purpose of vocational training is tp prepare individuals
especially the youth in the age group of 15-25 years for the world of
work and make them employable for a broad group of occupation.
▪ R & D projects:
▪ In order to give school and college students
▪ As there are numerous education boards in
India, it becomes a challenge to revise the
▪ Educated youth of India are not job ready.
Inaccessibility of internet in remote areas.
Lack of good quality educators who join the
Outside the school system, relevant vocational
training centers are ill-equipped to handle the
demand and are accessible to only a selected
number of students who have passed at least
level 10 and 10+.
Understanding the specific needs of various states
and then developing a standardized national
Creating Learning Models that would help industry-
Government partnering with NGOs and other
industry affiliates could develop an actipn plan.
Developing technological infrastructure by partnering
with the telecom industries.
Government should start providing incentives to
teachers so that more and more people take up
teaching as their career. We could build on the
expertise of Industry professionals to help in
Academics thru the MOOC kind of learning model,
whereVideo lectures and other such teaching sources
are provided to the students thru CloudComputing.
Govrenment partnering with industry affiliates could
develop a action plan so that government can provide
the stidents with vocational training.
We will need to ensure far greater availability of educational
opportunities at the higher education levels so that we have not just a
literate youth but a skilled youth, with skills which can fetch them
gainful employment. As our economy booms and as our industry
grows, we hear a pressing complaint about an imminent shortage of
skilled employees. As a country endowed with huge human resources,
we cannot let this be a constraint.