On the latest episode of CXO Leaderboard, Bhavna Dalal talked to Aakash Sethi, executive director at Quest Alliance. Quest Alliance describes itself as a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. Founded in 2005, it has been working to improve the quality of Indian education to prepare children for life in the 21st century.
Sethi talks to us about the inherent challenges of such an ambitious project, as well as the issues facing the Indian educational ecosystem at the moment. One of the biggest problems is in tech – the one field that Indian companies have excelled at in the last few years. The current crop of students graduating colleges are often not equipped with the right skill set for the job market.
Additionally, in the current stressed skilled job market, Sethi pinpoints an exact question that needs answering. Is there a lack of job creation, or a lack of potential employees with the right abilities and knowledge to play a role in the constantly evolving technological framework?
You can also listen to this interview as a podcast here.