Business Proficiency Skills Need of the Hour for India's Growth Says the Latest Frost & Sullivan - ISIL report

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) September 24, 2009 -- In an eye-opening survey conducted by the renowned & noted research organisation, 'Frost and Sullivan' on behalf of ISIL-Indian School of Integrated Learning today released their report on Employability skills of graduates. The surprising results show that over 40% of the students have given more importance to Employability skills over domain knowledge.

This research is an attempt to identify, describe and produce an analysis of the interacting factors which influence the learning choices of students and to develop associated solutions. This in turn has assisted ISIL in designing apt courses for job aspirants and will hence help them compete on the competitive global stage! These programmes have been designed by ISIL's international associate 'Speak First'-UK has been helping people around the world to communicate more effectively in business.

Using the proven training methods of Speak First, ISIL will be offering the necessary employable skills to the students through their one-year Advanced Diploma Course and another four-month Certificate Course both in Business Proficiency Skills. Students will be trained in topics such as effective communication, presentation skills, personal impact training, media skills, interviewing techniques, cultural awareness and many more soft skills solutions, which have already been tried and tested across the globe. Today, when companies recruit employees, they look for more than technical expertise, skills or knowledge. This survey conducted by 'Frost & Sullivan' focuses on the need gap in the Business Proficiency Skills Training & Development amongst the students and the required skill set for employability.

The study is based on survey conducted around 1,000 students from three major cities--- Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru, across 20 educational institutions.

Rating on the chart of skills set lacked by students from these three different cities, Delhi students have considered domain knowledge and presentation skills more important. While Mumbai students have rated themselves less proficient on Communication and Decision skills. All skills are considered much more important by Bangalore students as compared to other centers. Indians undoubtedly are very competent in their technical skills, but this does not suffice anymore to make them globally competitive. Hence, Indian companies today are emphasizing the importance of soft skills training

Elaborating on the 'Frost & Sullivan' survey report, Mr Vijay Moza, Chairman of ISIL said, "The times ahead are very challenging as the global job market is undergoing dramatic changes. Thus the task becomes more daunting for entry-level professionals especially if they are found lacking in the basic skills necessary for employability. Companies today want candidates to be more proactive rather than reactive and want graduates who can use soft skills to facilitate innovative teamwork catalyzing the transformation of their organization. At ISIL we transform the people who in turn can transform their workplace,"

Amanda Vickers, Managing Director of 'Speak First' says, "Today majority of the companies look for fresh graduates who are trained up in industry culture and well-versed with soft skills and communication skills, along with the industry knowledge. This in turn also helps them save on time training their resources. India is a vibrant country brimming with potential. We are delighted to be involved with helping young minds develop much needed soft skills through our alliance with ISIL." "Our team of experience corporate trainers, professional mangers and behavioral specialists has been training the ISIL trainers with an international approach in imparting employability skills to their target audience," added Amanda.

ISIL programmes will be conducted by experienced corporate trainers, professional managers and behavioral specialists. ISIL plans to impart these soft skill lessons to the young Indians at its four fully equipped training centers, enhanced with the wi-fi technology at its Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad centers.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 24, 2009 at 8:06 am
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