In an eye-opening survey conducted by the renowned & noted research organisation, 'Frost and Sullivan' on behalf of ISIL-Indian School of Integrated Learning 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. On Friday, 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 includingMumbai, 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. 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.