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Employer Skills Survey (ESS) in UK – Three-fifths (61%) of employers had funded or arranged training

The Employer Skills Survey (ESS) has run biennially since 2011, providing a vital source of intelligence on the skills issues employers face. ESS traditionally has an inward- looking focus assessing the current skills position and skills needs of employers. It has sat alongside the Employer Perspectives Survey, which is primarily outward-looking, covering provision of and … Continue reading

Learning through Lockdown in UK – 22 million people or 43%, but participation varied enormously across different groups

The 2020 Adult Participation in Learning Survey explores people’s experiences of learning since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and the national lockdown introduced on 23 March 2020. This includes why people chose to learn through lockdown, how they learnt, the barriers they experienced, and their intentions to continue learning in the future. The survey … Continue reading

Deskless (Frontline) Workers – Training makes them feel connected and secure in their jobs, survey finds

A new TalentCards report examines the state of training for deskless workers, a group that makes up a staggering 80% of the global workforce, and has proven essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Surveyed amid the pandemic, frontline and deskless employees (such as nurses, teachers, salespeople, construction workers, truck drivers, etc.) stated that they wouldn’t switch … Continue reading

Training and Subcontracting in Value Chains – The lower down, the more its position correlates with low levels of training

Subcontracting strategies in labour-intensive industries have escalated over the past forty years. They are reflected in the fragmentation and geographic dispersion of the activities that make up the so-called value chains. It is already known that these strategies tend to influence employees’ employment and working conditions. In addition, our results point to the existence of … Continue reading

COVID, Reskilling and Upskilling – 42% of companies stepped up their investment while 42% of employees have pursued training on their own after the coronavirus outbreak

Employee reskilling and upskilling training is in the spotlight. Learn how and why companies reskill and upskill their workforce and what employees think. In late 2019, the World Economic Forum issued an alert. Lack of skills was keeping CEOs awake at night. The only way to bridge the skills gap is through upskilling or reskilling … Continue reading

COVID in US and Job Training – How does it matter ? (video)

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COVID, Unemployment and Training – The Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative has 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations available for free

Government agencies serving unemployed populations can get Coursera for unemployed workers at no cost How the program works: 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations available for free Course Certificates offered for each course completed Enrollment is open through September 30, 2020 for organizations to enroll unemployed workers in courses Newly-enrolled learners will have through December 31, … Continue reading

Training in US – The 2019 Training Industry Report

TRAINING EXPENDITURES Total 2019 U.S. training expenditures—including payroll and spending on external products and services—declined 5.3 percent to $83 billion. Spending on outside products and services dipped from $11 billion to $7.5 billion, while other training expenditures (i.e., travel, facilities, equipment) decreased to $23.8 billion from $29.6 billion. Meanwhile, training payroll increased 10 percent to … Continue reading

The Training System in US – Complicated, hard to navigate, and under-funded

The American job training, or human capital development, system is complicated, hard to navigate, and under-funded. Yet at the same time it has significant strengths and many best practice and effective models. The United States does not have a training system for adults if what is meant by the term “system” is a well-articulated set … Continue reading

Training – Workers today spend an average 505 hours a year learning: 484 informally and 21 formally

Research reveals that workers today spend an average 505 hours a year learning: 484 informally and 21 formally. So although a limited training budget might mean scaling back on the hours spent in seminars, classes, and workshops, that doesn’t mean employees can’t learn in other ways. Informal learning empowers employees to go out into the world … Continue reading

Vocational Training – Playing a central role in determining the outcomes for the low-skilled, low-wage, workers

Economic integration has brought about not only benefits and opportunities but also required adjustment, especially for the youth entering the labour force. The lower growth rates characterizing the post Global Financial Crisis era and the concerns about income inequality put to the fore the degree that better targeted investment in human capital may ameliorate the … Continue reading

Workplace Learning and Development – At the tipping point LinkedIn finds

State of the learning and development (L&D) industry: At the tipping point Survey results indicate a tipping point in the L&D industry. Increased budgets and executive support are paving the way for talent developers to play a more strategic role. One with the support and technology to tackle day-to-day challenges, as well as more strategic … Continue reading

The Squeezed Middle Class – The education and training systems should offer a wider range of learning opportunities at various ages OCDE says

Over the past decade, the OECD has documented the evolution of inequalities in income and opportunities in details in a series of flagship publications, from Growing Unequal? (2008), to Divided we Stand (2011), to In it Together (2015) and the latest release on The Broken Social Elevator that focused on social mobility and showed that … Continue reading

Autonomous Vehicle in US – How to cope with their effects on workers

How will the introduction and diffusion of autonomous vehicles (AVs) affect U.S. workers? This highly fraught question promises soon to loom large in hometowns and policy realms across the nation. Given Americans’ current reliance on cars and trucks for most of our transportation, the transition to self-driving vehicles will change many lives and livelihoods, likely … Continue reading

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