Competency-based learning is believed to bridge the gap between quality jobs and skilled job seekers that are looking for a great opportunity.
In order to develop a strong workforce by bringing in some important employable developments, competency-based learning plays a vital role in transforming the workforce eco-system along with meeting its future requirements.
India is on a run of becoming a healthy economy that represents enough employment opportunities and skilled job seekers. According to statistics, 65% of India’s population is in the working age group. However, only 10% of the workforce is in the organized sector and just 2.5% of our working population has undergone any competency-based skilling.
Competency-based learning is believed to bridge the gap between quality jobs and skilled job seekers that are looking for a great opportunity. The current industry is always in a rush to hire right people that could uplift their business offerings, generating sales and profits.
Competency-based learning has started to make great popularity, working as an alternative to traditional education. The learning basically focuses on skills and performances that are required for different job opportunities. Further, it also focuses on learning outcomes and individual assessments results that is beneficiary for an individual’s development.
Competency-based assessments are an essential part of any successful learning program. They allow institutes to improvise on their learning initiatives, enhance productivity and fill the gap between knowing and doing. These assessments should be able to derive student wise skill competencies and capabilities to perform varied tasks.
Developing a competency-based framework is one of the most important aspects of determining the quality of the students. Identifying learning outcomes, understanding of the knowledge and acquiring requisite skills define the “Quality” of the student.
The primary belief is that a graduate learning through the competency-based system not just knows about a particular subject but can also do work on the same. Competencies need to be developed, learned, re-learned, certified etc.
Competency-based learning’s focus should primarily be on what and how the student learns rather than how much a student learns. Learning happens through various methods such as classroom, hands-on practical, industry on the job learning and many others. Such learning is well-defined, fixed and outcome driven.