CURE – Cross Skilling, Upskilling, Reskilling, Expert Skilling : The Future of Jobs
A lot of IT companies are predicting the growth of their business in the next 5 years without taking into account the growth in the corresponding increase in HR. A lot of companies today demand skilled if not multi-skilled individuals. It is no more about taking in employees to keep them sticking with just one skill all throughout their career. With the increase in automation and introduction of updated technologies, employers require individuals who are trained in the latest technologies and who can handle using new ones too. The fresh recruitment in campuses does not come anywhere close to the massive rise in open seats of engineering colleges. This is why, the ONLY cure to even start off, stay on, grow and flourish in the destructive market of the IT industry is to upskill, cross-skill, reskill and also move on to expert skill. Here is a look at what we mean:
Cross skilling: Today, an employee who can work with both front end and back end technologies will be preferred over someone who has expertise only in one of the two areas. This is because the work environment is highly volatile with the constant shift in required job roles. So cross skilling – learning up new areas of work will always be seen as a huge plus point!
Upskilling: Technologies get upgraded regularly and IT companies adapt to the latest changes as fast as they can. Every company looks forward to hiring employees who have professional training in the latest technologies. These changes can happen faster than any application for changes in the curriculum reaches the education board. This is why it is important that freshers and working professionals regularly upskill by going to premium institutes like IIHT where the latest versions of the most important technologies are taught.
Reskilling: One many have a thorough knowledge of a specific technology but to be a leader in the area, one should become a true expert in translating business strategies into high impact technological solutions. Reskilling helps individuals sharpen their business acumen and analytic skills. A lot of leaders in the industry became obsolete after a certain period of time because they did not bother to reskill. Reskilling is key to growth in the IT industry. It helps one transform technology to meet new business priorities, which is finally what every IT company is looking for. Leadership positions are no longer the sole proprietorship of the MBAs. When you get into the habit of reskilling at regular intervals, you are most likely going to land yourself in a leadership position!
Expert skilling: While cross skilling is spreading your skillset breadth wise, expert skilling is going in deep. Getting hands-on experience in technology while solving real-world problems under the guidance of industry experts can be very different from just learning the technical know-how on the surface. A thorough expert means a project well taken care of. An expert at a technology is seen as an asset to the company. Let the job chase you instead. Be that expert!
The scaling in companies is another issue – whether its down scaling or up-scaling, an individual who is cross-skilled, upskilled, expert skilled or reskilled is bound to be a winner! IIHT is well equipped to offer all four, take your pick!