We all know that India’s education system is broken. It’s not just the fact that there are millions of kids who can’t afford to go to school or college, but also because we have an educational system that doesn’t adequately prepare students for the world outside of their homes.
The result? An entire generation of people who can barely read and write simple sentences in English, let alone grasp complex concepts like science or math.
You don’t need to graduate from college to make it in the world, but you do need to learn
We’ve all been told that education is important, but most of us don’t realize how much we can achieve if our education goes beyond the classroom.
The problem with simply getting a degree is that it doesn’t teach us many useful things.
For example, let’s say you have an engineering degree: what will your job title be? If you’re lucky enough to get hired as an engineer at Google or Apple, then yes—you’ll be paid well for doing what you love and working on exciting projects.
But if not? You’ll probably end up working as an accountant somewhere else (and maybe even making less money than someone without any experience).
Now imagine if instead of going straight into accounting after high school graduation (or even before), your parents had instead given you some basic computer skills from an early age—so that instead of entering college as an adult student with no prior knowledge about computers whatsoever, you enter with an advantage over your peers.
What are employers looking for today?
It’s no secret that employers are looking for people who can think for themselves, solve problems and communicate clearly. In a fast-paced world where everything is changing so quickly, it’s essential that you keep up with the latest trends.
The skills you learn in school will help get you started on this journey but ultimately only go so far—you’ll need to be able to learn new things on your own as well!
Employers want employees who can work effectively in teams or in isolation. They also want players who can handle pressure when things don’t go according to plan or expectations—and they’ll expect you to do your best at whatever task they ask of you.
How can you upskill yourself as an Indian student?
If you’re looking to upskill yourself, it’s important to understand that the process doesn’t have a fixed timeline.
There are a number of practical skills that take years to master, yet others can be learned in your community and applied immediately. For example:
- Basic computer and technical knowledge
- The ability to do good research
- How to fix stuff (or hire someone who does)
Learn what you want, not just what your school or college tells you to learn
The first step is learning what YOU want. That means looking at the things that interest you, and figuring out why they’re important.
You can learn how to code, how to make a website or app, how to write code for marketing campaigns and social media posts. You can also learn about designing or video editing by taking courses or watching videos about them online.
All these things are very accessible in India thanks to technology that allows us all access information from anywhere in the world!
Up-skilling and reskilling matter more than ever before
For example: If a friend asks me what kind of career I want to have when I grow up, my answer will be “I don’t know yet! But I think it would be great to work at Google or Facebook.”
Even though this might sound like an obvious answer (and in some ways it is), many people still say that they don’t know where they’ll end up working when they leave college; this suggests that everyone has their own idea about what kind of job suits them best after graduation.
The truth is, there are many different options available for those who want one job over another—and each option comes with its own set of pros and cons.
So instead of focusing on just one thing at once (e.g., “I want a job”), consider how much each choice makes sense for YOU overall.
We hope that this article has given you a better understanding of the current status of your education system and its future. You don’t need to graduate from college to make it in the world, but you do need to learn—and not just what your school or college tells you.
There are thousands of other opportunities out there if only we could find them! Up-skilling yourself is one way to become more employable and earn more money than ever before while also contributing towards society as well as yourself through lifelong learning!