inability to meet the talent needs is a major hurdle. With the decreasing skill levels in engineers, telecommunication, and even technology companies in general are finding it difficult to meet their demand. This situation calls for rapid actions from Academia as well as the Government to impart the desired skills to Talent pool so that they are fit to get employment in Industry. Reading these sentiments might create a picture of Indian telecom companies whining for shortage of skills and doing nothing about it. However, reality is a bit different. Corporate efforts are being made, but they do not suffice considering
the beneficiaries they are supposed to cater to. One merely has to look around and see what these companies are doing to solve this problem of skill scarcity. Be it internships, projects, or various other activities, Corporates are trying to interact with the skill pool as much as the skill pool is trying to interact with them. Major Companies in the telecom sector now have a campus relationship team to maintain a direct connect with the source pool. This however is not enough to solve the skill issues. Employers know and believe that only through combined efforts would this problem be solved. A great deal of time and speculation are done to persuade the students to be prepared to join the workforce. There is a lot more can be done from both supply and demand sides for rendering better results.
- Summer '17
- Skill, Four stages of competence