NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, announced ‘Future Ready Talent’ an initiative to encourage youth to enhance their knowledge through future ready programs, together with their regular academic curriculum.
As part of the initiative, Avelo Roy a Tech Entrepreneur, Investor, TV Host &TEDx Speaker recently addressed the youth at NIIT centre Kolkata, on ‘Aligning your passion, potential and profession through upskilling’, he said, “With innovations like driverless cars, drones, etc. the skill set of the workforce needs to be future-ready. Towards this, NIIT is exposing students to exciting opportunities in new-age technologies.”
Avelo also shared his experience and journey of building his eight businesses in the US, to inspire and motivate students. His businesses include multi-million dollars’ worth of products and services ranging from consumer electronics, artificial Intelligence systems, healthcare process automation, food science, wireless communications, wearable technology and graphical password applications.
NIIT hasrecently conducted seminars nationally across 26 centres in India,wherein successful leaders from diverse fields shared their experiences with the youth, building awareness about the importance of new-age future ready careers.
Kshitij Jain, Vice President, Career Education Business, NIIT Ltd., said,“There are multiple career options available in today’s digital economy, but the aspiring professional is often confused due to non-availability of proper information and right guidance. Through this initiative, we aim to build awareness about new career possibilities and provide them with an opportunity to develop and grow in the field of their choice through our new-age career programs.”
According to the Future of Jobs Report (World Economic Forum), jobs in digital technology will grow from 17 % in 2018 to 33 % in 2022. Estimates have indicated that 75 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 133 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to this model. This demonstrates a huge requirement of skilled employees for futuristic industry 4.0 job roles.
Towards this, NIIT offers new ageprograms in Digital Marketing and Branding, Data Analytics and Predictive Modelling, Full Stack Product Engineering, Banking and Finance and Accounting & Business Analytics.