Soft Skills — in India and in the US

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    Computerworld interviewed Kiran Karnik, president of India’s NASSCOM, in this brief Q&A article on the topic of wage hikes and talent pool shortages.


    As a short-term solution to skills gap, Karnik sees a need for an additional form of training for college graduates in India, six months, for example on “soft skills”: problem definition, communication, teamwork.


    Interestingly, those are the same skills that US employers have for years been seeking among American tech graduates. Some of it — I believe — only comes with experience. So when do these kinds of topics get baked into the regular curriculum?


     

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