NASSCOM introduces Occupational Analysis Reports in Kerala


Trivandrum: In order to strive and develop the right talent to drive its growth, NASSCOM Sector Skills Council (SSC) has introduced the Occupational Analysis (OS) Reports for the IT-BPM Industry in Kerala.

The reports were released by Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy in the presence of Minister for Education, Shri P K Abdu Rabb; P H Kurian IAS, Principal Secretary – IT, GoK, V K Mathews, Chairman, NASSCOM Kerala Regional Council and Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, SSC, NASCOM on the sidelines of the function to launch the ICT Academy of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram.

A functional analysis exercise was conducted across sectors, which has helped develop Occupational Standards (OS) for all Entry Level job roles. For the first stage, the four sub-sectors included in the Occupational Analysis are IT Services, Business Process Management, Engineering and R&D & Software Products and 67 unique entry-level job roles have been identified in the purview. The statements regarding knowledge, skills and behaviours, essential for performance in a particular job role have been identified in the OS.

As per the National Skills Mission, 150 million professionals would need to be skilled by various Sector Skills Councils by 2022 to make them employable. The Indian IT-BPM Industry currently employs about 3 million people directly and about 9 million indirectly. While the Industry has the potential to provide 30 million employment opportunities by 2020, training individuals on courses that are well aligned to OS can lead up to 50 – 60% increase in employability. The objective is to standardize and streamline the process, both for hiring as well as training and to facilitate the ‘job readiness’ scenario.

Highlighting the facets of the Occupational Analysis, Sandhya said, “The Occupational Analysis reports will encompass aspects of talent acquisition and transformation that will be positively impacted by standardization and globalization. These standards offer all stakeholders related to this industry, the clarity regarding the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary. The reports provide easily accessible standards and helps individuals and firms understand the requirements of a particular occupation.”

As per NASSCOM’s Strategic Review 2013, the industry aggregated revenues exceed $ 110 billion and employs more than 3 million people. The Government of India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022.

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