The skill gap problem hasn’t gone away; in many ways, the COVID-19 crisis could deepen it. But a big part of the solution is in the hands of employers: providing the training needed for the workers our economy needs.
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Manufacturers will use remote training tools leveraging advanced technologies, including augmented reality (AR) and 3D work instructions, to prepare workers for the increased use of robotics in manufacturing, while complying with COVID-19 mandates.
A year ago, employers, education providers and policymakers talked about the shrinking shelf life of skills, the tightening labor market, and the accelerating pace of technological change with a mix of anxious anticipation and enthusiasm.
Looking back on 2020, and looking forward to nascent employment trends for 2021, several factors can give us hope for an uptick in learning and career growth.
What can we do to put the struggling workforce back on track?
The coronavirus pandemic has hurt community colleges and, therefore, the entire career training ecosystem.
Learning is a key step in human advancement and, when done right, improves the collective whole of any individual, institution or business.
The driving forces behind voluntary turnover are not solely dependent upon employment rates and often come from uncovered weaknesses in retention strategies and opportunities to mitigate talent flight.
The current shutdown is an opportunity to lift literacy and numeracy skills by encouraging workers to take part in continuous learning.