With economies becoming more and more skill oriented, online skill development has become goto place to develop skills for new Digital Economy.
We all keep on hearing news about unemployment, lack of skilled people, the gap in professional education and practical jobs requirement. While most of it is untrue but skilling a population of 40 crores young Indians is not a small task.
Have we ever thought how we can overcome these problems and utilize new opportunities or better create a new one? The current government is heavily focused on bringing the best in youth, be it by way of startup India movement or by skill India.
Skill India is a campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi on 15 July 2015 which aim to train over 40 crores (400 million) people in India in different skills by 2022. It includes various initiatives of the government like “National Skill Development Mission”, “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015”, “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)” and the “Skill Loan scheme”.
Apart from this, in real life scenario, every student once in his life must have thought that the classroom education has not been sufficient to prepare him for the actual market. This is because seldom we see our curriculum focusing on practical applications or teaching by way of doing. But In the current era, we must be happy that we live in this digital age, we all have an easy and pocket-friendly access to technology. Be it mobiles or laptops and with our government on our side technology is becoming easily accessible for all.
Now, this depends on us how we decide to use this new age digital revolution to our advantage, this era has unfolded a plethora of learning avenues. Be it Youtube or Wikipedia or many cost-effective application and websites for developing skills online.
Let us now understand how we may make our lives better by improving and constantly upgrading our skills, without having to pay a hefty amount for the same.
In traditional teaching system, the students are often bored sitting in fix classrooms and same timings, online tutorials, online courses in today’s time have overcome these drawbacks and now the skill development courses are available for anyone and everyone and that too anytime and anywhere. This flexibility and access to knowledge have yielded a new form of startups working in revolutionizing the learning and skill development. Also in last few years, a favorable business environment in India has seen a rise of education startups like BYJUs for preparing for various competitive exams . Unacdemy for short video tutorial on various test preparation or engineering curriculums. ILMS for online law courses in India . Culture alley for learning languages. EduKart for online access to distance MBA, EMBA, BCom etc.