After the pandemic, more employers are looking for candidates with digital skills to hire

New Delhi: To cope with the changes taking place in the work culture due to the pandemicmore and more companies in India will be looking for candidates equipped with digital skillsincluding machine learning, IoTcloud architecture design, etc.

According to a report, the number of workers in India who need digital skills for their jobs is expected to increase by 2.73 crore, which represents 7% of the country’s population. laborover the next year.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has released the results of a new research report which found that the need for digital skills training has become more pronounced amid the pandemic.

Around 95% of workers surveyed in India agreed that they need more digital skills, i.e. the ability and knowledge to apply digital technologies to workplace tasks in order to cope changes in their employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Only 45% of employers in India have a training plan in place, which could affect their competitiveness in areas such as productivity, innovation and employee retention, according to the report.

The “Building Digital Skills for the Changing Workforce” report, prepared by strategy and economics consulting firm AlphaBeta and commissioned by AWS, surveyed 1,012 digital skilled workers in technology and non-technology roles, and 303 employers in India, with representatives from the public and private sectors. , and non-profit sectors of different industries.

The ability to use cloud-based tools, such as cloud-based development tools, as well as online collaboration, accounting, and customer relationship management (CRM) software will be the most in-demand skill for employers by 2025, followed by technical support and cybersecurity skills.

The results also highlighted the need for cloud computing skills including machine learning and cloud architecture design.

These skills are expected to be in high demand in businesses ranging from healthcare to agriculture, fintech to media and entertainment, according to the report.

“During the pandemic, we have seen organizations of all sizes accelerate their digital transformation plans, driving an increased need for employers and their employees to advance professional training for cloud computing, cybersecurity and machine learning. noted Rahul Sharma, Chairman. , Public Sector – Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), AWS India and South Asia.

AWS is investing heavily as part of its global effort to provide free cloud computing skills training to 29 million people. AWS offers over 500 free digital training courses.

AWS has already trained over a million people in India with cloud skills since 2017.

To prepare the next generation of professionals for early careers in the cloud and to create a diverse pipeline of entry-level talent in the workforce, AWS is partnering with institutions of higher education, nonprofits, workforce development organizations, governments and employers on a range of digital upskilling programs.

In India, this includes programs like AWS re/Start, which is a free, full-time 12-week course that prepares individuals for careers in cloud computing.

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Tech Mahindra and Generation India, a non-profit organization, recently announced that it will support the training of individuals in cloud computing through the AWS re/Start program, thus extending the reach of the program. to more cities in India.

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