“As a learning professional at a training provider, you might feel like all this talk about ‘reskilling and upskilling’ is a bit offtopic for you. We can’t help but feel that’s dismissing it too easily. Sure, your (and our…) core focus lies more on making learning effective and engaging instead of these macro level discussions. But shouldn’t those two things influence each other?
Global institutions, politics and multinational corporations sticking their noses in learning can make you weary that it’s all big business and only focussed on commercial success. But scaling the volume of training and learning should not mean the quality and impact comes second. Not on our watch!
Now that learning (and development) is higher up on the agenda, means there’s fertile ground for all training providers to show how skills training is done right. How to make it impactful and how to make best use of learning technology. Impactful learning is effective learning. Effective learning is long term efficient learning. And efficient learning is scalable. See, they connect.
Whether or not the skills gap is real and if this talk about skills is rightfully an obsession isn’t the most important thing. It is making sure that the increased interest and demand for learning is handled right. Pioneers in learning like you are needed. Time to join this discussion.”