Mr. Gaurav Bhagat, Founder Gaurav Bhagat Academy: Technology, the driver of the industry 4.0 revolution is also enabling the workforce to up-skill and re-skill themselves as per the changing industrial scenario and evolving job roles. The confluence of education and technology, ed-tech is not only redefining learning in the field of academics but also leveraging professionals by equipping them with cutting-edge skills. Many hybrid learning platforms are easily accessible to employees and job-seekers, and as per their convenience, they can learn, re-learn, and un-learn skills sought after by their employers.
Training classes and programmes backed by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics create better communications between trainers and trainees. Trainers are able to promote bespoke learning solutions to cater to trainees’ actual needs. Besides, big data and analytics ensure fast and accurate assessment. Moreover, trainees can easily plan their professional trajectories after realising their strengths and aptitude.
“Ed-tech platforms have significantly contributed to the proliferation of new career paths. A career in technology requires young people with leadership skills because of the industry’s emphasis on technological advancement and the constant ideation and development that goes along with it.
As well as directly employing thousands of people, India’s burgeoning ed-tech sector has made it possible to retrain and reskill existing workers. A client of one edtech firm could be an employee of another. To think that anyone with a smartphone and an internet connection can switch careers or advance in their current ones is revolutionary. The advancements in educational technology have improved people’s opportunities in the job market and in higher education.
Numerous new businesses are springing up as a result of the widespread availability of EdTech tools, which in turn boosts opportunities in the labour market. ” Ms. Shruti Verma, Co Founder & CEO, Skoodos.
EduCrack, Anand bhushan, CEO India does have a large percentage of young population who, if they add value to the economic cycle, have the potential to make India an economic powerhouse. But this is not possible without the requisite skill set and opportunities to utilise those skill sets to better themselves and the nation. The Indian Government has already embarked on this mission. Young employees look forward to flexible employment opportunities while organisations increase their demand for technical skills and competent talent under their roof. To meet such a high demand, edtech organisations have started to provide multiple chances to the youth to upskill themselves and become or remain relevant in a rapidly evolving economy. The use of digital and smart classroom tech helps students learn, understand, and visualise topics as well as implement them through simulations. They enable students to better understand underlying logics as compared to the traditional learning system and apply them to real world situations. While we step into the future, AI has already started to improvise the students’ communication skills by engaging them in real time conversations. The various other lookouts of the new-age edtech along with shaping technical skills are – innovative conceptualisation, analytics, decision making, problem solving, managerial skills, and leadership programs. For any budding professional, who is looking for recruitment opportunities and career advancement, you must know and remember that through edtech, you will have the potential to attain personal and professional goals, create a highly efficient workforce within your organisational ecosystem and empower the upcoming generation of employees.
ThinkerPlace, Deepti Sharma, Director As we all know, technological advancements have done wonders for various industries. People who are in the technical stream are in-demand in almost every industry right from the tertiary sector to the secondary sector. Ed-Techs are helping to fulfill the rising demand for technical professionals by introducing STEM learning to students at the right age. If we talk about a generation back, we didn’t have access to this new-age learning and practice it in real life. Now, students can learn and excel in technical streams as there are various tools in their schools through which they learn STEM concepts effectively. Even the Indian Government is promoting STEM learning under the new guidelines of the NEP (National Education Policy) 2020. The guidelines encourage educational institutes to have a learning system that is more goal-oriented and practical.