It’s the 21st century, and what matters most these days is not what you claim you can do but what you can do. The employability of university graduates in Nigeria has been a major course of national discussion with the university system turning out graduates year after year but their preparedness for employment has always been questioned due to the disparity in the skill they possess and the required skill by the employer, it most times doesn’t add up.
In this article, we have compiled 5 tech-related skills relevant in the 21st century that every student must learn before graduating from the university to be well-positioned for employment either remote or physical.
1. Web Design and Development
The world is on the web in this current age, it’s the internet age and everything that happens now happens on the web. It’s advisable that for any student to be well-positioned for employment even before graduation, skills such as web design and management should be acquired. Web design and development is a term that covers how websites are created, managed and even optimised.
2. Data analytics
This is another high demand skill currently. Data is the new crude oil, how we felt when oil was discovered in the 50s, it’s that same feeling that comes with data in this age. The possibilities available in understanding the dynamics of data are innumerable. Data analytics is a skill of high demand in this current age and it’s an added advantage for every graduate in the labour market.
Data analysis is the systematic computational study of data or statistics. It is used for the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data.
3. Social Media Marketing Skills
Social media has made the world become a 2 room apartment, I can just come out of a room and enter the next room with little or no restrictions. Doings of social media.
Daily, there are billions of people who log in to several social media platforms daily and even spend an outrageous amount of time on these social media networks. Social media can influence the sale of goods and services by banking on the population of the users.
To be relevant in this age of the internet, being able to successfully market a brand, product or service and even a personality is very very important. Also, the unending need for social media managers across businesses and firms and even people has made social media marketing skills of essential value in the current age.
4. Video Skills
Since the advent of android technology, there has been an increase in the importance of cameras in capturing and preserving moments. However, the importance of powerful cameras has now gone beyond just taking shots but to a more productive level; hence, creating disciplines in areas like video marketing, videography, video animation e.t.c.
Everyone capable of using a mobile phone should be able to acquire at least a video skill before graduation, it’s very important and highly needed in our world of today.
In simple English, it’s the act of knowing how to create software. The software can be set to be a design framework, made to enable certain characteristics and functions to be carried out in certain ways to produce the desired results. With the ever-increasing dominance and relevance of the computer in this age, development skills will always be in high demand.
Software is the basis by which anything can happen on a computer and daily, new software are created for different purposes, making software developers high in demand.
The world has moved past the stage of just brick and mortar school certification system and several skills have found a way to become relevant. Access to these skills is readily available on different platforms such as Udemy, Udacity, Coursera and many more such platforms. All you need is to register on these platforms and take the classes virtually at your pace most times.
Learn at least one or more of these skills to ensure a better relevance in the ever-changing world and employment market.