How to anticipate and adapt skills

In this concluding section of the NCAER report ‘Skilling India: No Time to Lose’[i] we examine Anticipating and Adapting Skills – part of the circle of acquiring-matching-anticipating skills framework aimed at policy and decision makers for more efficacious skill building in India.


Anticipating and adapting skills require continuously scanning the work landscape to make meaningful changes to upskill or re-skill workers to meet changes brought about by shifting and changing market trends. Skilling initiatives should build worker adaptability for jobs that can be foreseen (job/task specific skills) and unforeseen (higher-order transferable skills). A culture of lifelong professional development is the crux of an agile workforce. We ask, how much of this ideology exists today in India’s myriad skilling programmes and the institutions implementing them?…Read more

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