"By 2020, the number of college graduates is expected to rise between 75 lakh to a crore annually; in the same period about one crore new jobs will be created in the IT/BFSI segment. Although it looks like the perfect supply-demand balance, 80% of the resource will be unemployable," said Santanu Paul, CEO TalentSprint.
Unbelievable isn't it? However, the need for resources with job-focused skills is constantly outstripping the supply, and these days having just a degree is not enough. Employers are looking for people with work experience or practical, job-ready skills in addition to the Bachelors degree, making it hard for graduates to enter the workplace.
Students and working professionals are starting to understand the benefit of job-focused skills. KiranRaj Govind, Research Analyst, IndiQuest Research Services said," It is true that courses in India focus mostly on theory. Practical exposure is zilch. I would like to get internationally recognized, skills focused qualification that will help me to differentiate from other candidates and get a higher salary."
To cater to this need, UK-based Course Exchange Ltd. is launching CourseKing in India. This site would help people in India to find UK accredited job-focused courses, to help improve their skills, and ultimately increase their career potential.
"The intention with CourseKing.in ( www.courseking.in) was to help bridge the skills gap in India by bringing accredited UK skills enhancement qualifications to the country," said Naina Acharya, Marketing Manager, CourseKing.in. CourseKing allows the Indian market to tap into the established UK further education system and their dedicated further education colleges, which focus on career and job-focused courses, helping individuals acquire skills that are attractive to employers. This portal is there to help anyone who wants to improve his or her professional life or wants that differentiator during the job search. CourseKing provides not only courses, but also dedicated advice around choosing the right career for your job and advice direct from employers.
CourseKing is a dedicated website to help consumers find the right professional course, and achieve their career potential. If you'd like more information about this topic, or want to know more about CourseKing, please visit us at www.courseking.in or e-mail us at [email protected]
Naina Acharya, CourseKing, +91 (22) 67060823, [email protected]