The Role of Industry as a Partner in Providing Innovative Leadership to Guide the Education and Training of a High Quality Workforce in a Rapidly Changing Industry


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  • Everonn Systems India Ltd., Chennai, 600083, India

Abstract

Over the past decade, a large number of graduates who enter the workforce do not possess all the skill sets required by the industries. Educational institutions have not been able to prepare the students to face the demands of the workplace. Ideally all students who complete their schooling should have acquired the skills needed for employment however this is not the situation prevailing among the educated youth. The students need the following skills to excel in the workforce: reflective thinking, problem solving skills and personal effectiveness; which are not part of the curriculum. Today the industry has awakened to its role in the society to collaborate with educational institutions to help the students make a smooth transition to the world of work. This paper examines the efforts of Everonn Systems India Ltd., an industry dealing with education, collaborating with educational institutions to train the younger generation to adapt to the complex demands of a work environment effortlessly. The skills imparted to the youngsters prior to placement will improve their prospects and develop their confidence to compete in the emerging job markets. The quality of a workforce is determined by such skilful applicants. Quality workforce will increase profitability and enhance the corporate image.

Keywords

Workforce, Employability Skills, Industry and Educational Institutions Collaboration, Employer, Employee, Transition, Educational Institutions, Job Market, Employment, Developmental Tasks, Manpower.

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