Harsh Suresh Bharwani is the CEO and MD of Jetking Infotrain. Established 75 years ago, Jetking is a publicly listed Computer Hardware & Networking Institute, that focuses on training and skilling (BSE: JETKINGQ). He spearheads the International Business, Dedicated Services and Employability initiatives at Jetking. In the past decade Harsh has trained over 40,000 students on success, confidence, social skills, leadership, business, health, and finance. With 17 years of solid experience behind him, he is a Certified NLP Trainer, Certified Business Coach. Over the years, he has donned various hats and has excelled in various departments of business. Accounting, Counseling and sales, HR management, channel management, International operations, placement and marketing are some of the areas he has worked on during his journey with Jetking. In addition to being a par excellence leader, his is known for his innovation, Empathy, Understanding, Connect with employees and Multi-Tasking.
Skill development is an important part of job creation in India. Almost 60% of the population in India are millennials which gives it a huge edge and as we are re-imagining our world by putting technology, education and skills in the centre, there already is a demand for a new workforce that is educated, tech-enabled, and creative with its skills will grow.
Importance of educating millennials with tech enabled solutions.
According to a recent Youth Speak Report, more than half of Millennial students (53 percent) believe there is a disconnect between what they learn today and what they will need tomorrow, and a recent Deloitte survey found that skills gained in higher education contribute only a third of those required to achieve organisational goals.
There is also a Tedtalk on the Job crisis in 2030 and how Artificial Intelligence and automations can replace entry level jobs easily. Hence it has become necessary for individuals to not only focus on acquiring degrees but also focus on specialisation and build tech enabled skills.
What are the various kinds of tech that millennials should learn if they aspire to grow in the tech industry?
The recent technological advancements in the field of Healthcare, Education, Fintech etc has brought along a lot of opportunities for millennials to choose a career in the Tech industry.
Let us see the various kinds of tech an individual can learn to have a career in the tech industry
In the past few years, Blockchain has established its presence in the market and has influenced many people and industries with its attention. This technology is rapidly growing across the globe and many people are already using its outcomes in terms of NFTs, cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ether, etc.), Smart Contracts, etc.
Moreover, companies are investing in startups that are working on blockchain to solve different issues. Blockchain offers the DLT system for digital transactions with high security. It offers many benefits to its users across the world with various features.
Moreover, blockchain uses cryptography techniques with encryption to secure transactions and documents. So, learning this technology will have many benefits, and it will create more job opportunities in the coming days. Further, earning a Blockchain certification will enhance your career chances much more.
The companies that are involved in blockchain development include Hyperledger, Ethereum, Corda, BitSwift, ConsenSys, Bitmark, etc. In India, there are some startups in blockchain development like Signzy, WazirX, CoinDCX, MindDeft, etc.
Data science is also one of the trending technologies today. If you are from the tech industry or an aspiring techie, then you must hear about it. It is a leading technology in the IT industry and, with the growth of Big Data, Data Science has been placed at the heart of the IT industry.
Data science includes various algorithms, statistics, processes, and tools with different data sets to extract useful information. Moreover, data discovery is the major process it starts with, and then the experts design the appropriate solutions. Therefore, mastering data science and incorporating it for different purposes will be highly useful for the tech industry. So, the upcoming techies or millennials in the IT field can start gaining DS skills to grow well in the tech field.
IoT (Internet of Things)
IoT is an incredible profession and it is going to be one of the top 10 trending technologies of 2022. Many companies are using IoT-based devices for different purposes, like home appliance control, car automation, and other smart features.
The skills in IoT will make you an expert in various devices, automation processes, embedded systems, data analytics, cloud computing, etc. Moreover, some companies are developing smart devices like smartwatches, bracelets, sleep and activity trackers, etc. IoT developers need to be creative, adept at technology changes, connect with businesses, design and develop devices, etc.
So, this profession is gaining a trend with the latest changes and business needs. People are becoming smarter at using devices and making their lives simple. Therefore, these skills will help you get into a lucrative career with a good package.
Cloud computing services include many areas, like networking, servers, databases, software analytics, and many more. These services are mainly useful for cloud storage based on the internet. The future scope of cloud computing is very high across the world, including in India.
Data storage and processing in the cloud is the major use of cloud computing. There are many advanced benefits to using cloud services for any business. Hence, the certification in cloud computing will make you an expert in all cloud services, tools, developing cloud solutions, etc. The major cloud computing service platforms are AWS, Cloudways, DigitalOcean, MS Azure, Salesforce, IBM Cloud, etc.
So, learning these skills will enhance your cloud services career in the future.
Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking
These two are also amazing tech fields that are producing more experts. The demand for these experts is rising with the business transformation into cloud space. The use of cloud technologies and storage services needs high security against malware, hacking, and other cyber threats. Cybersecurity and ethical hacking are the major tech fields that help business entities secure their data and devices.
Other technologies like AI, Big Data, RPA, DevOps, etc. are also in good demand and companies are adopting them for various uses. So, you can choose from these technologies to start your career. If you’re already in the tech field, then you can enhance your skills with any of them. This will enhance your career much more.
How mergers in Tech, Education and skill will shape future in India?
As previously said, the current education system in India concentrates solely on theoretical knowledge and technical abilities of the topic. There is an urgent need for millennials to develop employability skills such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, decision making, and so on.
- Learn digital skills as well, such as spreadsheet abilities.
- Digital Education
- Conferencing via video
- Email management abilities
- Programming languages
- Digital Marketing
This is possible if schools and institutions collaborate with edtech businesses that educate students with the most in-demand skills and guarantee they fit the market’s current skill requirement.