Training programmes to up-skill and re-skill your workforce
Approximately 35% of the skills demanded for jobs will have changed by 2020
- World Economic Forum -
The skills needed to cope with and thrive in our jobs is changing at a rapid pace. Our business models are needing to be digitized, driven by technological innovation and as a result, so too the skills in the workplace need to adapt accordingly.
According to the World Economic Forum White Paper: “Accelerating Workforce Upskilling for the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, approximately 35% of the skills demanded for jobs will have changed by 2020. The current mismatch and skills ‘change’ have increased the need for adult skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling. Currently there is no singular system that addresses the diverse needs of learners, and public and private adult learning institutes are not aligned to address the needs of individuals and business.
The growing awareness of the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) creates a new opportunity for reviewing what and how we invest in the skills and potential of the workforce of the future.
Here are some considerations to make, when determining the training programmes you should put in place for your workforce:
- Take stock and recognise existing skills
- Understand the skills demand
- Adopt the right mix of financing instruments
- Build and sustain motivation for adult learning
- Create shorter modules that foster continued learning
- Determine the role of different stakeholders
- Recognise and promote on-the-job training opportunities, maximizing informal learning
- Reach those that need it most
- Customise learning for adults
- Harness the power and scalability of blended and online learning
A final and exceptionally important consideration is to choose to work with training partners who are able to understand, support and help you drive your skills and talent development strategies.
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