The emergence of Edtech has changed the Indian employment landscape

Before the pandemic, India’s ed-tech sector was booming; nevertheless, the coronavirus has considerably accelerated the expansion of the sector. Ed-tech portals have also greatly contributed to the creation of several professional prospects.

A career in edtech requires young talent with leadership abilities due to the field’s reliance on technical growth and the continuous ideation and development that comes with it. India’s IT sector has not only helped create thousands of new jobs, but has also retrained and upskilled many of our current employees.

A consumer of one Edtech company could serve another. Talented Indian youth therefore have many options to educate from home and earn money.

In addition to generating employment opportunities, the information technology industry is key to filling the skills gap in the market. John Kallelil, Founder and Director of the XED Institute, said that according to Statista, India’s IT sector is expected to hit the $10.4 billion mark by the end of 2025.

With its broad appeal to businesses, individuals and investor circles, ed-tech is a dominant part of the Indian economy. The rise of ed-tech platforms has led to a plethora of career opportunities by breaking down the barriers to entry that many conventional educational institutions have.

There is immense career potential in ed-tech organizations, from pedagogy, IT, content, social media, marketing to sales, operations, and virtually any function. According to Dr. Harpal Thethi, Corporate Relations and Career Planning, Lovely Professional University India’s education technology industry has created thousands of jobs, but it has also empowered our current workforce. to be recycled and perfected.

A customer of an edtech company may very well be another employee. The idea that people can change professions or advance in their existing career just with a smartphone and an internet connection has completely changed the game. The EdTech industry opens doors to better job and education prospects.

Due to the proliferation of EdTech platforms, many new start-ups are emerging, creating more prospects for the job market as a whole.

But it has been observed in the recent past that massive layoffs have started in the Edtech industry, creating doubt in the minds of the end user and the employees. Diwakar Chittora, CEO and Founder, IntelliPaat said annually, more than 15 lakh graduates today are thrust into the job market only for not acquiring the practical knowledge or skills required by the rapidly changing IT landscape.

As a result, less than 3% of graduates manage to land jobs in their respective fields, only to be trained by companies for the next 3 to 4 months before being ready to be deployed on projects. Others are forced to change fields to find employment in the fiercely competitive job market.

On the one hand, companies are increasingly hesitant to invest in the training of new recruits and, on the other hand, their demand for skills and practical knowledge is higher than ever, with no takers to fill the positions.

However, this gap in the labor market has changed dramatically with the emergence of Edtech. As a global leader in research and education, said Ritesh Kumar, Country Manager, Wiley India.

“It has been almost two years since the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) in India, which aims to provide inclusive, equitable and highest quality education.

First, to enable their seamless transition to an online or blended model and broaden their horizons in terms of facilitating and designing new courses and programs, which help impart in-demand skills. At Wiley, we are committed to having a meaningful impact across all pillars of our business – enabling discovery, fueling education and shaping the workforce. Going forward, we will continue our efforts to support career-focused education and learning. »

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