India Skills Report Finds Kerala Most Preferred State to Work

Syllabus:  GS-II, Polity and Governance; GS-III, Economy;

Subject: Polity and Governance;

Topic: Mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections;

Issue: India Skill Report 2024;

Context: India Skills report was recently released.


About the report:

  • Published by: talent assessment agency Wheebox in association with various agencies including All India Council for Technical Education, Confederation of Indian Industry and Association of Indian Universities.
  • Sample size: The report surveyed 88 lakh youths through a National Employability Test conducted across the country.
    • Report draws insights from 152 corporations spanning over 15 diverse industries, all of whom participated in the Early Career Edition of the India Hiring Intent Survey for 2024.

Key Highlights of the Report:

  • Kerala emerged as the most preferred State to work.
    • Was credited for ensuring a balanced approach towards education and honing future skills, also secured the second position in overall employability among the 18-21 age group to reaffirm its status as a robust talent pool in the country.
    • Kerala was also ranked third in terms of highest concentration of employable talent in the B.E./BTech and polytechnic domains, as well as for highest availability of English skills
  • Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram have come second and fourth respectively among cities where both men and women prefer to work regardless of their age
  • Improved employability: with 51.25% of the assessed youths found to be employable with the required skills.
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