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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies - [UPES], Dehradun

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies - [UPES], Dehradun

Dehradun, Uttarakhand BCI, NAAC, UGC, AIU Estd 2003 State University

Why Specialized Courses have Become the Need of the Hour

“Job training empowers people to realize their dreams and improve their lives”

-  Sylvia Mathews Burwell

The job market is one of the most unpredictable environments as of right now. Technology and services have evolved at such a rapid pace that it has become close to impossible when it comes to figuring out what the future holds in store for the new generation. This pretty much mandates the need for the students of today to specialize in specific avenues, which will ultimately help them meet the ever-evolving requirements of the job market.

One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by integrating specialized learning into the courses of today, to help formulate a future-ready workforce that will be able to tackle the industry challenges of tomorrow. There are many institutions like UPES that are already providing such specialized courses in the field of MBA, B.Tech, and B.Com.

Primary reasons for this sudden spike in need for these specialized courses

  1. Increasing demands of the job market: The job market is constantly on the hunt for professionals who have upskilled themselves to a point where they can carry out unique and diverse activities in the industry with ease. This requirement is obviously not met by the majority of people in India, as seen in the fact that three out of four families have no wage earners. It’s an alarming statistic that needs to be taken care of sooner rather than later, and with the help of specialized courses, this problem of unemployment can be tackled head-on.
  2. The ever-present need to upskill continually: The underlying truth that no one wants to face at this point is that the cookie-cutter courses provided by the universities and colleges of today simply won’t cut it anymore. After all, there’s a reason why the unemployment line is continuously increasing day by day – people don’t have the skills that companies require. The need for these skills will obviously grow over time, which makes it essential for individuals to stay ahead of the curve by specializing in the course they have chosen.
  3. The rapid pace at which technology is developing: It’s amazing to see just how far humanity has come in the realm of technology. There was a time when sentient robots and smart home assistants used to be nothing more than your usual sci-fi trope, but now this fantasy has quickly become a reality. Industries will be looking out for professionals who are well-versed when it comes to anything and everything related to technology, to maintain this rapid developmental pace. Studying under a specialized course will help improve the overall appeal of these individuals in the eyes of the employer.

Thus, the points mentioned above make it clear that specialized courses will dictate the future of the job market. If you wish to establish your validity in the job market, then it’s of the essence to make sure that you develop the appropriate skill sets that will help you achieve this goal.

Last Updated - 21 May 2018

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