The Future of Upskilling in a Disrupted Workplace – Part 2 of 2

August 10, 2023
Ron Stefanski

 

A disrupted workplace can’t stay chaotic forever; the future of upskilling will decide how calm the storm is or how choppy.

The workforce is undergoing significant disruption in the age of rapid technological advancements. The need for upskilling employees has never been more pressing, especially as the traditional education system struggles to keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of the job market. Research indicates that by 2030, up to 375 million global workers may need to switch occupational categories due to automation and the changing nature of work.

So, how does the workforce prepare for this seismic shift? How can the U.S. ensure that underserved populations and veterans don’t get left behind in this race toward upskilling?

Welcome to DisruptED: Education & Upskilling Edition, hosted by Ron J Stefanaski. In this second installment of a two-part conversation on upskilling in a disrupted workplace, Stefanski and returning guest Vince Virga, Co-Founder at SkillStorm, discuss upskilling challenges and opportunities, especially for underserved communities and veterans.

Takeaways from this episode include the following:

  • The importance of serving underserved populations and veterans in the upskilling journey
  • The role of online and hybrid courses in providing flexibility and accessibility to learners
  • The need for collaboration between educational institutions and employers to ensure relevant and timely upskilling

Vince Virga is the Co-Founder of SkillStorm, a leading training business in the IT sector. With over two decades of experience, Vince has dedicated his career to bridging the gap between education and employment, especially for underserved populations and veterans. His initiatives have trained and deployed thousands, with a significant percentage being veterans. Vince’s commitment to providing first-generation professionals and veterans with the skills they need to thrive in the modern workplace has earned him accolades in the industry.

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