When workers in your organization don’t require a degree, where do they turn for their critical upskilling needs? How do you identify the right resource or intervention based on what skill needs are? Some industry insiders say organizational talent and development teams spend billions on this but ultimately only support professional skilled labor. At the National Skills Coalition summit in January, audience members voted community colleges as the No. 1 delivery mechanism for skills-based learning. What is the difference between upskilling and learning and development? What happens to workers that never need to take a college course but need to gain skills and continuously develop? What impacts are organizations seeking from these types of programs, and are they seeing them? What happens when you start being real about skills?
In this session, participants will learn more about how:
- Companies like Humana are working to contextualize skills gained from education, and how they apply to an individual’s growth and development within an organization to drive continuous improvement strategies around employee development.
- Strategies being leveraged by large companies to upskill workers and move them into the right roles based on skills attainment, both inside and outside of traditional educational settings.
- Ideation around career pathway development and the integration of educational programs, career development pathways, and learning and development initiatives to drive the cost-effective and efficient delivery of the right skills at the right time using the right resources.