Entrepreneur Magazine reports that the digital skills gap is estimated to cost organizations over one trillion dollars in productivity annually. Burning Glass Technologies has shared research on the digital skills gap in the workforce. We know the gap exists, but what exactly does it mean for our industry?
It means opportunity—to bridge the gap for your staff with digital trainings, to develop curriculum that prepares students for the next generation of careers, to make an impact and stay ahead of the curve by being open to learning and evolving.
I recently wrote an article on why higher education needs to stop avoiding disruption. After numerous conversations with our campus partners, we have determined that in order to meet the significant needs of their teams, we had to identify a partner that focuses specifically on these types of trainings.
General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. Their methodology is solid, providing a digital assessment that was created through intensive discovery and interactions with employees at companies like Conde Nast, Microsoft, Google and Visa.
We love the flexibility of their trainings (online and in person), the offerings focused specifically on what is new and next in digital and their constant development of innovative programs.
Colleges and universities across the country are looking to build their digital teams. From increases in job postings for data analytics and SEO specialists to the growth in digital opportunity for education is obvious. People are being paid more for these jobs and sought after for the skills they bring to the table. I encourage you to explore opportunities for digital trainings and workshops to strengthen your digital dexterity.
Have ideas for digital trainings for higher ed? Shoot me a note and let’s discuss.