India has a literacy rate of roughly 70%, which is lower even than some of the world’s least developed countries, and just 20% of its citizens are employable. Literacy envelops not only schooling but also the notion of skills which includes technical knowledge, vocational skills, transferable skills, digital skills, and other skills necessary for a job. As per a poll, just 25% of the Indian workforce has participated in a skill development programme, even though India requires a greater number of qualified workers.
Various corporations choose skilled individuals over less trained employees because skilled employees have excellent career advancement opportunities and help improve the organisation in the same way that proficient workers do. Skills boost productivity and quality of work, resulting in more substantial outcomes. According to the World Trade Organization, if India concentrates on skill development and training, its GDP might expand by 3% to 5% by 2035. India has a pressing need to educate and skill its youth to advance the country’s overall growth.
We must recognise our youth’s potential and offer them our encouragement by providing them with the necessary advice, infrastructure, chances, and motivation to pursue their goals. Their zeal, abilities, strong critical understanding of the present world, and willingness to play a decisive role. This can revolutionise the world into a better place if they are guided on the proper path.