Friday, July 31, 2015

India Skills Report 2016 to Focus on Skill India and Aligns with the Government’s Vision on Making the Youth Skilled and Job Ready

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Largest Employability Skill Test by Wheebox commenced across 5000 Educational Campuses in India

Students can access the test  through the web link - available at

July 31st 2015: With the focus on Skill India especially in the wake of World Youth Skills Day being celebrated this year. Global talent assessment company, Wheebox in association with industry body, Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s leading HR Outsourcing & Recruitment Company, PeopleStrong and World’s largest professional network, LinkedIn will be bringing India Skills Report for the third year in succession. The objective of the study is to give insights on the skill gaps that exist in the employable population across India. The report captures the skill levels of the supply side and needs of the demand side in the talent supply chain. With separate studies conducted to understand each side, this report tries to bring in a more realistic and holistic view of skill and talent landscape in the country.

India Skills Report 2016 will reach out to 5000 educational campuses and assess five lakh students across 29 states and seven union territories from noteworthy educational universities and professional institutes in the country on employability parameters. The report would also bring in useful insights and outlook for 2016 from key corporate players from 15 key industries on their hiring trends. This would make the report a repository for reference and strategic planning for key stakeholders from both demand and supply side, thereby helping towards better talent matchmaking and acquisition processes.   The in-depth study report would scan and analyze trends on hiring and skills at districts and states across the country.

Indian students can access the employability test at no cost and each student will avail personalized online portal to access the learning content, certificates and job opportunities from LinkedIn. The test can be accessed through the web link - available at

Nirmal Singh, Founder and CEO of Wheebox said, “We are glad that our vision to impact lives by enriching talent is synergized with government’s vision on skill and create impact for the livelihood.”

As per the analysis of The India Skills Report, only 34% were employable in the year 2013-14 which increased to 37.2 % in 2014-15 with an increase of just1.3%. This scarcity of skilled talent makes it difficult for the talent supply chain to operate effectively. One can imagine the enormity of the challenge to be faced in year 2026, when approximately 64.8% of India’s population would be in the working age of 15-60 years. Solving this problem requires participation from all stakeholders of the supply chain- the academia, industry, and the government–with meaningful steps towards a better understanding on growing needs and expectations in order to better manage the gaps in the job market.

On this occasion Dr. Amarendra Pani, Director of Research with Association of Indian Universities
said“The third edition of India Skills Report would benefit the institutions and Indian universities with clear road map to provide employable skills to the students.”

Nishant Rao, Country Head of LinkedIn mentioned, “The India Skills Report is an extremely important benchmark to help us measure and evaluate progress because if we can’t measure it, we can’t fix it! “.

This time the report includes key industry sectors including Automobile, Core Engineering, Hospitality, Travel, Retail and ITES, among others. 

About Wheebox:

Wheebox is a leading international online talent assessment firm with partner offices in 4 Countries. It partners leading companies on talent sourcing, assessment and predictive analytics. 

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