Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Re-Skilling ? Can You be Specific ?



Although , this is a topic of considerable current interest – and widely covered by media - , I find very little “ clarity of thinking “ on part of those who debate !


The reason for all this sudden interest is that , although economy is growing fairly well , jobs are not growing to take care of persons joining the work force , each year ( some 12 million )


On top of that , manpower costs are rising rapidly ( what with DA linked to CPI )  , prompting businesses / industries , to go in for more mechanization / automation ( resulting in still less jobs )


Then there is a war-like cry that robots will soon displace humans from many jobs – causing further un-employment


And the universal “ Remedy “ being offered is :

“ Re-Skilling “  !



Even if all of the foregoing is partly true , the correct approach must be , as follows :

[ A ]

·         Make a list of Industries


·         Make a list of “ jobs “ , commonly found in each Industry


·         Make a list of “ skills “ , required for carrying out each of these jobs


·         Make a list of “ specific existing jobs “ that are likely to disappear ( citing clearly-worded “ reasons “ against each )


·         For these “ Likely to disappear jobs “, which current “ skills “ will ALSO disappear ?




[  B  ]

·         Make a list of what “ NEW JOBS “ ( giving clear trade-names / titles / designations etc ), are expected to come up , in next 3 / 5 years ( Industry-wise )


( Industry Associations like CII – FICCI – ASSOCHAM , can be requested by the Government , to help )



·         What will be the NEW SKILLS that will be required for each of these NEW JOBS ?


This exercise will be like writing “ job descriptions “ for each “ New Job



·         Make a list of Institutions ( Schools / Colleges / Coaching Classes / ITI  / Online Courses etc ) , who / which , impart these skills , currently




·         List those “ New Skills “ where there is a shortage of “ New Skills Imparting Resources “



·         Frame Recommendations for :


           #   Jobseekersas to where can they acquire
                these New Skills


          #    Institutionsas to what new courses they
                Need to introduce


         #     Governmentas to what kind of Policy
                Support / Monetary Support , it should
                Extend to the Institutions / to the “ New
                Skill Learners “ / to the “ New Job Employers



HINT :


 Job Portals such as Naukri / MonsterIndia / TimesJobs etc have , in their databases ( accumulated over past 15 years ) , may be 20 MILLION job advertisements , posted by 100,000 Companies of India



Each of this job-posting , carries a ,


·         Industry Name


·         Job Title / Designation / Vacancy-Name


·         List of KEYWORDS denoting SKILLS REQUIRED



And since each Job Advt carries a “ Posting Date “ , it should be possible to “ DETECT “ the changes in the SKILL REQUIREMENTS  , from year-to-year or even month-to-month ! [  Just like Google’s N-Gram Project ? ]…. https://books.google.com/ngrams...



These portals have all the required RESOURCES ( BIG DATA Scientists ) , to carry out the type of analysis needed to come up with reasonably good PREDICTIONs re RE-SKILLING !



I urge them to come forward to offer their service for a highly desirable objective of :
RE-SKILLING of millions


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10  July  2017




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