4.Beauty & Wellness
Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council The wellness industry in India is poised to touch Rs. 1,00,000 crore (Rs 1 trillion) by 2015, with a compounded annual growth rate of 15-17%, from about Rs 70,000 crore in 2012 , with a likely shortage of ~600,000 skilled personnel by 2016. FICCI-PwC report had
forecast that the number of people employed in the Wellness space could potentially almost treble from over 1 million lakh in 2011 to 3 million by 2015 The major challenges faced by the Indian Wellness domain on the skill development front are in terms of the inadequate availability of training infrastructure, standardized training curriculum (especially at the entry level), the absence of quality trainers in sufficient numbers, easier financial access to outcome-linked skills training initiatives, as also a general misplaced notion about the benefits of vocational training. Matters have not been helped by the fact that the Wellness domain in India is still largely unorganized and fragmented, with a very limited number of companies in the organized space having a pan-India presence.The talent deficit poses extreme threat to the growth and expansion of the whole beauty and wellness industry. The sector needs to come together on one platform at the national level so that a cohesive thread between those who need a livelihood, those who will prepare them for it and those who will employ them are in sync. There are enough success stories in the country to share and enough space to expand.