Source | economictimes.indiatimes.com | Rica Bhattacharyya, ET Bureau
India will need nine times as many digital skilled workers by 2025, according to a new report commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The research reveals that digitally skilled workers currently represent 12% of India’s workforce and estimates that the number of workers in India requiring digital skills will need to increase nine times by 2025.
The report titled “Unlocking APAC’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches”, prepared by strategy and economics consulting firm AlphaBeta, and commissioned by AWS, shows that the average worker in India will need to develop seven new digital skills by 2025 to keep pace with technology advancements and demand. This amounts to a total of 3.9 billion digital skill training from 2020 to 2025.