Python, digital marketing, and web development the major skills gained by Indian students in 2020 to prepare for 2021 job opportunities.
A recent study shows 26 percent of students enrolled for programming with Python training, 23 percent for digital marketing, and 22 percent for learning web development to land lucrative jobs and fit into a rapidly shifting work environment.
Internshala Trainings, Internshala’s e-learning arm, has released a report highlighting the major skills gained by Indian students in 2020 to prepare for 2021 job opportunities. The survey shows that students with 15 percent and 14 percent enrollments were also common with ethical hacking and machine learning training.
Tech-based courses and digital marketing training dominated the learning sphere as the need for transferable skills that can be applied remotely grew. The top profiles of employers recruiting remote interns and entry-level workers were digital marketing and web & mobile app growth, with a 39 percent and 16 percent share in the total internship/job posts.
More than 1 lakh of internships and jobs in the field of digital marketing was posted for content writing, social media marketing, and search engine optimization (SEO). Rs. 4 lakh PA was the average package for freshers qualified in web creation, mobile app development, full-stack development, and software development, and the highest was Rs. 13 lakh PA on the fresher worksite of Internshala.
More than 1.2 lakh students referred to Python as a major skill in their resume when applying for internship and work opportunities, according to the study. The survey also found that 66 percent of the total enrolments in online skill-based courses came from engineering students (B.Tech, BE, BCA, and MCA), demonstrating that STEM students are also pursuing new career opportunities in non-technical fields.
Online training allows students to explore new fields and learn technologically advanced skills that enable them to secure jobs from the comfort of their home in the growing remote-work community. Internshala Trainings has launched a variety of fresh training including cloud computing with AWS, R programming, Git and GitHub, and tableau, Sarvesh Agrawal, founder and CEO of Internshala, due to the inclination of learners towards tech-based courses.
“In order to extend employment support to those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic and those who are willing to validate their work experience skills, we have also launched a dedicated program of placement preparation, providing access to curated internships and jobs, and highlighting the top performers of Internshala training and job applications,” he added.