The worldwide workforce lost the equivalent of 255 million full-time employees, $3.7 trillion in pay, and 4.4 percent of global GDP in 2020, a stunning toll on people’s livelihoods. While vaccine distribution has started and the economic future is expected to improve, a full socioeconomic recovery is very far from likely.
As we try to rebuild the world economy, we must continually push the talent paradigm and extend opportunities for people to join the labor force. Together, the corporate and public sectors, as well as academic institutions, must modify education and training methods to prioritize paths and skills that will enable people to easily access today’s most in-demand occupations. The idea is to change the emphasis from credentials to capabilities and to make learning those skills easier than ever before so that more individuals can be equipped for success in emerging collar jobs wherein having the correct skills is much more important than having a normal degree.
Part of the issue is that education and industry have placed too much emphasis on a single path to a good job: a bachelor’s degree. We need to improve access to and understanding of various avenues to gaining the skills and capacities needed for outstanding professions for people just entering the labor force and those who need mid-career retraining.
IBM Training Programs
IBM is working to close the high-tech skills barrier and put a lot of people on the path to success in new collar jobs through rapid-scaling programs.
IBM invested a lot of money in projects to help prepare people the worldwide workforce for a new technological future, such as:
- The P-TECH school system, a 6-year curriculum that provides students with a high school diploma as well as an associate degree, and also actual work experience and mentorship — everything at zero cost.
- IBM’s 21st century apprenticeship program, which offers on-the-job training in fields ranging from cryptocurrency to cybersecurity and mainframes, expanded nearly twice as quickly as anticipated in the first year.
- Partnerships with community colleges: IBM has worked with community colleges around the U. S. to provide curriculum evaluations, in-classroom subject matter experts, and numerous employment opportunities.
- Returnships for women reentering the labor force, veteran training courses, and volunteer skill-building sessions for almost 2 million students globally.
Getting YOU off to a good start on your educational journey
SkillsBuild is a digital platform that offers a multimodal path to job searchers, including individuals with long-term unemployed, refugees, asylum seekers, and veterans. The SkillsBuild program includes job fit evaluations, training, individualized coaching, and the experiential learning users need to rejoin the workforce. It is available in digital, live-virtual, and face-to-face formats.
SkillsBuild distinguishes itself with a comprehensive environment of support, mentoring, and other learning activities meant to strengthen learners. This environment consists of specialists who understand the problems users experience outside of learning, and these specialists are also given the chance to upskill in order to remain effective in their roles.
CourseMonster®, Australia’s leading provider of professional IT training and certification courses, We are proud to have joined the worldwide program to further enhance Arrow Education’s global reach to provide IBM training. CourseMonster offers the full catalog of IBM courses through its learning network in Australia, Singapore, Middle East, and Africa.
Here at CourseMonster, we know how hard it may be to find the right time and funds for training. We provide effective training programs that enable you to select the training option that best meets the demands of your company.
For more information, please get in touch with one of our course advisers today.