IBM Ceo, Ginni Rometty says Indians lack the required skillsets for the jobs available. She said the same problem is faced in other markets as well. The $180-billion domestic software industry directly employs over 4 million.
In India, you have the same issues. Open jobs, (but) no matching skillsets,” she said, on Wednesday.
You have got to believe in a few different things than I think you believed in the past. One is to believe that skills are perhaps more important than a degree.
Her response came on the reports of huge unemployment among qualified engineers. They are employed at beginners level and paid much lower than those semi-skilled with experience.
Nearly three-fourths of the millions of Engineers are not employed which says a lot about the quality of academia in the country. She also emphasized that the private sector and Government need to work hard to solve this mismatch.
2 years back, the head of a leading European tech leader lauded similar concerns about the IT workforce from India. He said, over 65 percent of the Indian IT staff is “just not re-trainable”.
The concern about this nonskilled workforce will continue to grow unless a college degree emphasizes skills training over covering the general IT course in a few years. This is why those students with hands-down technical knowledge of a particular skill do better in practical life over those who have aced their degree with no practical experience.