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India Skills Report 2024

  • Category
    Economy
  • Published
    31st Dec, 2023

Context

Kerala has emerged the most preferred State to work in the India Skills Report 2024.

About

About the report-

  • It has been compiled by trade bodies, companies, educational institutions, and others.
  • These include CII, AICTE, AIU, Sunstone, Pearson, AWS and the Economic Times.
  • The 11th edition of the India Skills Report (ISR) has involved 3.88 lakh candidates who undertook the Wheebox National Employability Test (WNET) across India.
  • The report draws insights from 152 corporations spanning over 15 diverse industries, all of whom participated in the Early Career Edition of the India Hiring Intent Survey for 2024.

Key Highlights-

  • Kerala emerges as the most preferred state to work in, according to the India Skills Report 2024.
  • Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram secure second and fourth positions among cities favored by both men and women, irrespective of age.
  • Employability Rankings: Kerala secures the second position in overall employability among the 18-21 age group, highlighting its robust talent pool.
    • The state's balanced approach to education and emphasis on future skills contribute to its strong employability standing.
  • Government Initiatives Recognition: The report acknowledges the Kerala government's robust initiatives in skill training and development.
    • ASAP Kerala's impact in imparting skills to over 2.5 lakh higher secondary students is lauded, along with the recognition of community skill parks and centers of excellence as exemplary models for training in advanced technologies nationwide.

Factors Contributing to Kerala's Top Position in India's Skill Report

  • Educational Approach:
    • Balanced Education: Kerala is credited for maintaining a balanced approach towards education, fostering a holistic learning environment.
  • Employability Metrics:
    • Overall Employability: Secures the second position in overall employability among the 18-21 age groups, showcasing a robust talent pool.
    • National Employability Test: The report, based on a National Employability Test, indicates that 51.25% of assessed youths in Kerala possess the required skills.
  • Skill Excellence:
    • Computer Skills: Thiruvananthapuram leads in nurturing computer skills, contributing to Kerala's third position overall among states for computer skills.
  • Diverse Skill Sets:
    • Versatile Talent Pool: Kerala's diverse skill sets enable it to perform well across different skills, meeting the multifaceted demands of an evolving job market.
  • Urban Employment Trends:
    • Non-Major Urban Centers: Cities like Thiruvananthapuram challenge the conventional notion that employability is confined to major urban centers, indicating a broader dispersion of talent.
  • Government Initiatives:
    • Skill Training Programs: Robust initiatives by the Kerala government, including ASAP Kerala, impact skill training by reaching over 2.5 lakh higher secondary students.
    • Exemplary Models: Community skill parks and centers of excellence established in the state are recognized as exemplary models for training in advanced technologies nationally.
  • Community Impact:
    • Migration Trends: Growing pool of highly skilled individuals in various regions of Kerala migrating to cities like Thiruvananthapuram contributes to the state's overall talent dispersion.

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