According to the India Skills Report 2019 – a joint initiative of Wheebox, a global talent assessment company; PeopleStrong, an HR tech company; and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability in India.
The employability level of B.Tech/ B.E graduates is 63.11 per cent as against last year’s 42.08 per cent; the employability level of MBA and polytechnic graduates stands low at 47.18 per cent and 45.90 per cent, but has shown a small improvement against last year’s levels (MBA 44.90 per cent; polytechnic 33.85 per cent).
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, N. Chandrababu Naidu, said, “It is our vision to make AP the knowledge and skills hub of the country by facilitating the development of a robust skilling ecosystem of international standards. We are on a mission mode to enhance the employability skills of our students and unemployed youth to meet the skilled manpower demand from industry.”
K. Sambasiva Rao, Managing Director and CEO of the AP State Skill Development Corporation, said, “APSSDC’s initiatives in providing market-driven training programmes are leading to the creation of a readily available talent pool to meet the skilled manpower needs of various sectors. Our focus is on structuring and delivering high quality, industry-relevant training courses to students and unemployed youth to enhance their employability quotient.”
The India Skills Report said Andhra Pradesh is one of the preferred hiring destinations and one of the most preferred states for work by both men and women. The sixth edition of the India Skills Report captures insights and trends from the largest employability test that was spread out to 5,200 universities and professional institutions in India. The test reached out to more than 3 lakh students across 29 states and 7 union territories on the talent supply side, along with India hiring intent – a primary research survey on the talent demand side that reached out to over 100+ large employers across nine major industry verticals for talent demand.
This article was published on The Hindu Business Line