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Employability skills test launched for graduates

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New Delhi, July 17:  Keeping tough competition in mind, India’s largest Employability skills test has been launched for fresh graduates, which will share scores with prospective employers.

The test has been introduced in across 29 states, including seven Union Territories.

To check skills, employability assessment company Wheebox launched the test to mark “World Skills Day” in cooperation with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), UNDP, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Pearson Education and HR technology outsourcing firm PeopleStrong.

Named the “Wheebox Employability Test (WEST)”, it will be open to students who are final year graduates, post-graduates or diploma holders from engineering, polytechnic, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), and state-run colleges or management schools, the company stated in a statement.

The test is bilingual, available in both Hindi and English.

The 70-minute long test will measure an individual’s numerical and analytical skills along with English language, basics of computers and behavioral traits.

“WEST” aims to give the students a snapshot of their capabilities and knowledge.

It will also provide an initial transcript and detailed scorecard for each module to the aspirant, showcasing strengths as well as improvement areas.

The scores will be shared with around 110 organisations across 10 sectors to help employers in shortlisting of candidates by using the scores, the statement added.

“In 2016, over 30,000 new employment opportunities were provided to young graduates from campuses as an outcome of the initiative. This partnership brings a new dimension and understanding to the way India and the world looks at hiring skilled talent,” Nirmal Singh, Founder and CEO of Wheebox to IANS.

“The report provides an insight into the future jobs and skills required by employers also the hiring trends of the market while understanding the needs of the job seeker and organisations,” Singh further asserted.

Thus, the findings will be part of India Skills Report 2018 which will be published during the Global Skills Summit.

Wefornews Bureau 

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