As per a PwC survey, around 60 % of the workforce are worried that automation may put their jobs at risk, The survey of 32,500 employees across 19 countries also revealed that 48 % are fearful that ‘traditional employment won’t be around in the future’. Adding to the sentiments, another 39% think that their job will be obsolete in the next 5 years. On the positive side, 40 % of those surveyed have improved their digital skills during the lockdown.
According to a joint study by Microsoft and IDC, 3 out of 10 businesses are investing in reskilling initiatives to drive innovation. However, 25% want support from the government to improve digital and tech skills in the workforce and 21% for digital technology adoption incentives for businesses. 55% of workers want businesses to formalize innovation-based rewards. 51% of workers and 48% of leaders want workforce models to include reskilling and up-skilling opportunities.
An Internshala Trainings, the e-learning arm of Internshala, report said that 26% of students enrolled for programming with Python training, 23% for digital marketing, and 22% on learning web development. Ethical hacking and machine learning also charmed students with 15% and 14% enrolments respectively. Digital marketing (39%) and web and mobile app development (16%) were the top profiles among employers hiring remote interns and entry-level employees.
1. Artificial Intelligence: learn aspects of neural networking, supervised/unsupervised learning, logistics regression, binary classification, python for vectorisation. 2. Data Science: learn concepts like data wrangling, visualisation and communication. 3. Google Cloud Specialisation: It can help participants in understanding GCP networking technologies. 4. Machine Learning: master skills like Python, spark processing, predictive analysis, stats etc.
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered LinkedIn to provide access to 10 free LinkedIn Learning paths consisting of 140 courses for a range of in-demand tech jobs. These video courses will help job-seekers develop a range of skills from entry-level digital literacy to advanced product-based skills. Courses will be made available for free on eSkill India digital platform until 31st March, 2021.
IT firms are giving special rewards – salary hikes (min 15%), team recognition, etc – to those employees who are skilled in specialised techs like AI and cybersecurity. As a result, a large number of existing IT workers and freshers have enrolled for courses in these tech niches. EdTech firms like GreatLearning (50K), Jigsaw Academy (5k+), SpringPeople (6K+) are flooded with enrolment in specialised tech since April; 60% of which are freshers.
A Microsoft India study revealed that the percentage of Indian employees (85%) interested in digital reskilling is more than double of employees across all other markets (38%). 50% of all employees will be AI-skilled over the next 6 to 10 years. All AI firms are reskilling their employees and 98% of the employees surveyed are highly motivated for it. 93% of AI firms are actively hiring skilled workers to complement their internal skilling programs.
1. Cloud architects need to have technical as well as behavioural skills. 2. Projects change with people’s demands. Thus, they must be flexible and eager to learn new things. 3. Time management between client meetings and architecture designing. 4. They need to be decisive as clients turn to them for guidance throughout the project. 5. Technical skills like database, networking, CICD, basic programming and more are mandatory. 6. Industry-recognised certificates.