Industry leaders believe the need for upskilling becomes even more vital with the rise of web 3.0, which is boosting the demand for new creative skills.
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that this was India’s “Techade” and that the country was on the cusp of a digital revolution. (In 2015, the government had launched the Digital India programme, covering multiple projects of central ministries and states, to expand the country’s digital economy.)
The tech industry has applauded the government’s intent, but many stakeholders say that achieving this goal requires investments in upskilling, even as connectivity and infrastructure in rural areas remain a hurdle.
Says Sindhu Gangadharan, senior vice-president and managing director, SAP Labs India: “The new vision for digital India will require a focus on building a digitally-fluent, future-ready workforce through sustained upskilling/reskilling.” The next 25 years, she says, will be defined by
First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 8:16 PM IST