Soft Skills — in India and in the US


    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?