Examining Skills Gap Perceptions

CLO Magazine

Employers have long complained of the skills gap, and the “2017 Skills Gap Report” suggests employees recognize it too. employees agree there is a skills gap and more than one-third (35 percent) feel personally affected by it. But perception of the skills gap varies among industry, rank, generation and even gender. Additionally, Hobbs said closing the skills gap will require an increased number of applicants.

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. The Skills-Gap Crisis. How bad is the skills-gap problem?

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Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

If you have some knowledge about the desktop publishing industry, you would know how important QuarkXPress was in the 80s and 90s. If you refuse to adapt to changing user requirements, do not price your product sensibly, and do not have adequate product training; be prepared to fail. In this blog post, we look at how organizations can use an LXP instead of an LMS to fix learning gaps in their customer education and channel partner training plans.

Start Bridging the Tech Skills Gap Today

KnowledgeCity

The tech skills gap is no secret , and it’s only getting wider by the year. Learn how to start bridging the gap today to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving workplace. Furthermore, Gartner indicates that two-thirds of businesses aren’t even addressing the tech skills gap appropriately. By 2021, 40 percent of IT workers will be working primarily on the business side rather than purely IT. What can businesses do to confront the tech skills gap?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. doing?

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. These diverse entities all sell accredited continuing education content — and they’re starting to make a dent in the U.S. skills gap” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs.

Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. And it’s your job to do so.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

What can I do? How do I advance in my career when I’m barely qualified for an entry level job in my field even though I have a degree? Who are your potential members and what do they want? You can help your members over the skills gap with competency based learning, career focused training, and micro-credentialing. How do I know? You can do it with your continuing education programs, and if you did, people like me would join and stay.

Closer Collaboration with Colleges Can Close the Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

As businesses turn to community colleges to train talent, some analysts say it just might help close the skills gap many employers are facing. According to one estimate, 65 percent of all jobs will require an associate or bachelor’s degree or other form of education beyond high school by 2020. Wardell, CEO and president of Adtalem Global Education, the for-profit education institution formerly known as DeVry Education Group. Closing the Skills Gap.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. How different can continuing education methods be? I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute.

Customer Education: The Complete Guide For Your Business

LearnUpon

But, how do you increase the chances of this happening? How do you help your customers discover you are the solution for them? The answer: customer education. While not exactly a revolutionary concept (it’s a practice that’s been around for years), how we educate our customers has changed dramatically. It’s fast becoming a must-do strategy for modern businesses. What is customer education? The Importance of Customer Education.

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Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

EPISODE 29 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today we welcome Martijn Theuwissen , Co-Founder of DataCamp , a company devoted to making data science education accessible to all. Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. Do you integrate video?

Is Your Business Data Really Worth Keeping?

Talented Learning

Daniel is an author, speaker, blogger and educator who works with leading technology brands to help businesses around the world embrace the benefits of digital transformation. Business Data: Blessing and Curse. For business, data is the lifeblood of digital transformation. There are multiple reasons why your business should create a data purge strategy. Long story short: storage vendors are running a business, just like you do.

Bridging the Last Mile to Close the Skills Gap

CLO Magazine

So what skills do managers want that graduates lack? Mike Sweet, CEO of Credo Reference, launched Credo Education last year to help universities assess their instruction in core skills like critical thinking, communications, global citizenship, logic and reasoning. Ryan Craig, author of “College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education,” said senior executives want the problem-solving skills that can be developed through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

Know how your firm makes money

CLO Magazine

We had finished the formalities of our career and personal backgrounds and started to move into the business phase of our discussion. How does this firm make money, and can you explain the business drivers to me?”. He said, “Nobody from human resources has ever asked me about the business. Why do you want to know?” First, understanding the business strategy and corresponding drivers are fundamental to establishing a talent and learning structure and plan.

Doing and knowing

Learning with 'e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. For the traditionalists, tools such as Google and other digital media are not to be completely trusted or relied upon, and some even consider them a distraction from the real business of learning, or question the veracity of their content. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading. 2002) Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching.

7 Ways it Pays to Invest in Diversity Training

KnowledgeCity

Diversity seems to be the new business buzzword with companies increasingly eager to show their commitment to the idea of a diverse workforce by providing diversity training and initiatives. As millennials have become the dominant generation in the workforce, they are demanding businesses prioritize diversity and inclusion as a required benefit. It also includes: Experience – considering different levels and types of educational and professional experience.

Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

Knowledge transfer and skill building happen in a variety of ways: formal education, self-directed learning, training, mentoring, executive coaching, job rotation, etc. The focus of a recent Harvard Business Review article in its Spotlight Series, “Educating the Next Generation of Leaders,” is something that is always on the mind of companies, especially when it comes to high potentials and key employees. The Soft Skills Gap.

3 Tips for Effective Title IX Compliance Training

KnowledgeCity

It’s critical to know what steps to take and how to take them for issues that necessitate further investigation. Title IX is part of the Educational Amendments of 1972. It protects people from gender discrimination in any education-related programs and activities that receive federal funding. Title IX further requires educational institutions to provide students and employees with an environment free of sexual misconduct.

Mind the gap!

Learning with 'e's

When children ask questions, they are seeking understanding, but sometimes the teacher can be too busy to listen to the meaning behind the question. Instead, let me say that the ''listening but not hearing'' problem is just one of the ''gaps'' teachers and students experience just about every day in education - chasms and transactional distances that can open up between intentions of one person and misrepresentations of another. Images from various sources Mind the gap!

Why Is Title VI Compliance Training So Important?

KnowledgeCity

Lawsuits and complaints about discrimination in employment, education and other arenas are not uncommon. While many believe Title VI applies to everyone, there are certain exemptions, such as religious institutions that do not have to adhere to Title VI requirements if they do not receive federal funding for any programs. Title VI and Discrimination in Education. The Office for Civil Rights enforces Title Vi by making sure all areas of education comply with the law.

5 Questions for Making Better Customer Education Content

TechSmith Camtasia

Can you build a successful business without successful customers? But, most companies (both large and small) don’t invest enough time and energy in customer education — actually helping their customers learn to use your products. And that’s why creating high-quality customer education content that addresses your customers’ needs, pain points, and knowledge gaps matters. In short, customer success = business success. What is customer education content?

What Is The Business Value of Online Learning?

LearnDash

How valuable is online training for businesses, and how can they calculate ROI? You’ve heard a lot about online learning, but how do you know it’s the best solution for your organization? Many businesses have ample need for more efficient training, whether it be for new hires, continued learning, or leadership development. However, there’s a good reason why online learning has proven to be such a popular choice with many businesses. Close the talent gap.

Thoughts from CEdMA 2020 Attendees: What Does the Future of Customer Education and Virtual Training Look Like?

Cloudshare

Like so many other events in 2020, this year’s Customer Education Management Association ( CEdMA ) conference went virtual for the first time. We can be effective educators in a distance environment”. We need to focus on making customer education seamless”.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. 1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move.

Podcast 37: How to Pivot to Digital Education – With Ashish Rangnekar

Talented Learning

Learn how trade associations and training companies are now pivoting to total digital education due to the world worldwide crisis. Our guest, Ashish Rangnekar , CEO and Co-Founder of BenchPrep , is a passionate advocate of lifelong learning via innovative digital education. KEY TAKEAWAYS: This whole idea of “career for life” and the traditional mindset of “learn, do, retire” no longer provides a future proof approach.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

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Growing Your Business - Innovative Marketing Using Social Media. Seeing The Invisible: How To Identify Early Indicators Of Gaps In Instructional Design And Training Effectiveness. What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education? What do online instructors have to know about H1N1? Knowing Doing Gap (7). Best of eLearning Learning. September 11, 2009 to September 18, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. If you offer continuing education programs , should you invest in a modern learning platform to sell, deliver and manage CEU content? Continuing Education 101. 3) Functional Gap.

Top 4 Problems with Diversity Training and How to Fix Them

KnowledgeCity

But, do we really understand what it means in the workplace? Take a minute to think – how do you define a diverse workplace ? What about other issues, such as generation gaps, language and communication issues, and accommodation of beliefs? Perhaps the hardest part of diversity is not just knowing what diversity is or showing external acceptance, but also inwardly accepting and respecting others who are different in some way.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. These diverse entities all sell accredited continuing education content — and they’re starting to make a dent in the U.S. skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. Skills Gap” Solutions.

Educators and Marketers are Both Facing a Huge Problem

mLevel

One thing I have observed is that learning suffers from the same challenge that marketers do each day: how do I get my audience to engage or purchase my product? There are now tools and approaches to delivering learning that measure everything from knowledge gaps to completions and much more. So, what do you do? Scott understood that SunTrust employees were busy so he looked outside of the learning world to the music industry for a hint.

Top Trends Higher Education Textbook Publishers Must Follow

Kitaboo on EdTech

The state of the US higher education market looks slightly subdued on account of the fact that the government has reduced funding for higher education. billion cut in funding for the education department, compared to a 10% decrease in 2019. This has led to higher education textbook publishers facing the brunt as that’s the only area where students and institutes can reduce their spends, by opting for digital textbooks instead. WANT TO KNOW HOW KITABOO WORKS?

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. In a recent survey conducted by Wiley Education Services and Future Workplace,“Closing the Skills Gap 2019,” fewer than half of the 600 surveyed HR leaders reported spending $500 or more to upskill individual employees.

It’s 2020 and You Need an LMS Yesterday: 5 Things You Need to Know

Schoox

Online learning has a number of advantages for businesses challenged with the need to deliver effective, continuous training across their entire workforce. If you are one of those businesses, here are five things to help you along your journey.

Maine Sexual Harassment Training: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Like in other states, you must know the existing laws, requirements, and preventive measures in Maine. To help you in that regard, in this blog post, we take an in-depth look at everything you need to know about conducting sexual harassment training in Maine, including how to sucessfully impart it. Watch To Know What Is Sexual Harassment Training? The best way to enforce them is to: educate employees, . Tie the decisions to your business objectives.