• Pearson India strengthens UPSC Test Preparation Portfolio

    Pearson India has partnered with authors Devdutt Pattanaik, Sriram Srirangam and Rohit Deo Jha to unveil a blended learning solution of the books and app which will enhance the preparation of the UPSC aspirants covering all key topics and recently launched two new books

    • Indian Cuture, Art & Heritage By Devdutta Pattnaik
    • Indian Polity By Sriram Srirangam



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  • Indians keen on short learning courses, tech and interpersonal skills for career growth: Pearson Skills Outlook report

    88% of workers in India, expect to continue learning and training throughout their career to stay relevant and attractive to employers, a new Pearson Skills Outlook report themed ‘Employee View’ has revealed.

    • As per the second edition of Pearson Skills Outlook report, while millennials and Gen X workers are optimistic about their career growth, 88% of Gen Z had to rethink their career paths, due to the uncertainty of the last three years
    • Learning English is emerging as a key language skill for employees to advance in their careers, according to 82% of Indians.
    •  Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Data Processing and Coding/Programming are the Top Skills that will be attractive for Indian employers in 5-10 years

    21st April 2023, New Delhi: 88% of workers in India, expect to continue learning and training throughout their career to stay relevant and attractive to employers, a new Pearson Skills Outlook report themed ‘Employee View’ has revealed. The report, second in the Skills Outlook series, highlights the shift in the attitude of the workforce towards upskilling, as they expect and explore learning and development, for their entire lifetime. A majority of the respondents who participated in the survey for the report, believe that learning a new language, specifically English, would help them advance in their careers.

    The report, which polled 4,000 people in four countries (US, UK, India, and Brazil) to see what skills they were prioritizing for their career development, illustrated that across markets, short courses, employer-sponsored training, and university degrees are seen as the most needed, to move up from current positions. This was seen to be true especially in India, with Certifications from professional organizations (34%) and from platforms (34%) being the top two types of education felt needed to advance their careers. This illustrates that employers offering certifications are also seen as more attractive to the working populace.

    Nearly 9-in-10 (88%) Indian workers expect to continue learning throughout their careers to stay up to date. More than half (75%) of Indian respondents stated that their employers offer skilling as a benefit, and of those workers offered the benefit, nearly 9-in-10 (92%) take advantage. Education Future Interest for workers across demographics shows a preference for Short Courses (80%), Language learning programs (83%), and Credentials / Badges (75%). Employers are therefore more likely to begin offering more courses as benefits in the workplace.

    Across all generations in the US, UK, and India, human skills such as decision-making and problem-solving dominate the top skills felt needed for career advancement and skills currently being developed. In India, technical skills like AI/ML, data processing, and coding are also priorities across age groups, specifically when considering skills of the future. When looking at top human skills of future interest, language skills rank top for Gen Z Indian workers. Improving English is emerging as a key skill for employees to advance in their careers, according to 85% of Indians.

    The report also found that while millennials and Gen X workers exhibited positive sentiments towards their current career growth, 88% of Gen Z had to rethink their career path due to the uncertainties of the last three years. Gen Z workers were also less likely to feel optimistic about the state of the job market compared to Millennials and more likely to be actively seeking a new job compared to Gen X.

    “Today, the success of any modern organization depends on the success of its workforce. However, there is a persistent skills gap across industries and markets which has a direct impact on productivity, business growth and innovation. With the proliferation of Internet and emergence of new technologies such as AI/ML and data science, the workforce has to not only learn new technical skills but also human skills, which will make their work more effective. The Skills Outlook Report, clearly brings out the fact that the Indian workers are well aware about their upskilling imperatives and are looking for trustworthy avenues of learning and development.

    At Pearson, it is our mission to fuel the learning journey of the workforce, by providing them access to online English language learning tools, short courses and digital certifications across a wide portfolio of courses ranging from high-tech to sports.” said Michael Howells, President, Workforce Skills, Pearson.

    Pearson’s Skills Outlook series provides vital insight into the immediate needs of the modern workforce, to help employers and employees stay current on upskilling trends and adapt to a tech-focused world. While the first Skills Outlook report examined the most in-demand skills from an employer’s perspective, this second study, Employee View, looks at skilling through an employee’s lens.

    About Pearson India:

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  • 36 students recognized with Outstanding Pearson Learner Award in Chennai

    The pearson recently concluded its annual Edexcel awards ceremony ‘Outstanding Pearson learners Awards’ (OPLA) and Principal meet in Chennai.

    The awards felicitate learners worldwide (outside of the UK) who have taken Pearson Edexcel iPrimary, iLowerSecondary, International GCSE, GCSE, International AS/A level and A level examinations and have achieved outstanding results in a particular subject or in the world.

    • Over 60 partnering schools attended the event
    • 36 learners outshined & ranked No.1 in a particular subject
    • 3 India learners have secured the No.1 spot in the world

    Pearson Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding body, offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Since 2021, the Pearson Excellence Award recognises learners who achieved excellent results across multiple subjects. Every student receives a certificate of excellence presented by a senior leader from Pearson Education to symbolise this impressive milestone.

    Three learners have secured the number 1 ranking in the world for their academic performances in different subjects. Two students Aparna and Sasrika were the highest scorers in Math and English, Science respectively. Following the OPLA Awards, India hosted a Principal Meet where School Recognition Awards were given to school principals to acknowledge their dedication and support.

    Speaking of the OPLA initiative, Emma Whale, Vice President, International Sales & Marketing, Pearson School Qualifications, said, “It’s our great pleasure to be able to reward such incredible achievement in India – these learners, their schools and their families should take immense pride in achieving such stellar results. We are absolutely committed to supporting our growing base of Pearson Edexcel centres in the country, and it has been fantastic to have the opportunity to hear directly from so many principals in recent weeks. Our aim is continuously raise the bar what world class, authentic, future-ready assessment looks like, and so it is brilliant to get their feedback on initiatives such as our introduction of onscreen assessment, and the flexibility offered by modular qualifications, to name just two examples.”

    The OPLA awards and the principal meet is a result of Pearson’s commitment to encourage thousands of students / learners for a brighter and promising future and create a better learning environment.

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