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India Will Need Nine Times As Many Digital Skilled Workers by 2025: AWS Report


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Credit: Amazon Web Services

The average worker in six Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries will need to gain seven new digital skills by 2025 to keep pace with technological change, and the number of workers requiring such skills will grow over five-fold, according to a report commissioned by Amazon Web Services (AWS).

"Unlocking APAC's Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches" analyses the digital skills applied by today's workers and required by workforces over the next five years in the region which includes India, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

The research estimates that the number of workers in India requiring digital skills will need to increase nine times by 2025, and a total of 3.9 billion digital skill trainings will be needed to keep pace with technology advancement and demand.

The APAC region will require 819 million workers with digital skills and a total of 5.7 billion digital skill trainings over the next five years. The projected number of workers requiring advanced cloud computing and data skills could be three times the number of workers applying these skills today, the report says.

From Hindustan Times
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