Today, being skilled in digital technologies can save you a job, land you a job, and even get you a promotion. This is according to a new report from the charitable skills initiative Make It Click.
Automation will create jobs but puts some occupations at risk, especially those involving routine or a low skill level; A faster, more affordable pathway to upskilling in the face of automation and a high-quality, future-resilient job could lie in non-degree credentials.
Whether you are seeking to enter the workforce for the first time or just realised you wanted a change or if you have been retrenched, COVID-19 restrictions have seen many people head into further training and education opportunities.
With the rapid increase in technological advances, it becomes compulsory for the aspiring degree holders to develop the essential new-age skills and expertise required to compete in future careers intensified by these advancements. Upskilling has now become mandatory due to the lack of desired jobs and intense competition among eligible applicants.
The Government has expanded the target areas of the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) to include conservation, information technology and additional community support skills.
Nine months into the Covid-19 pandemic, with millions of Americans still out of work and the nation hurtling into what most economists agree will be a period of sustained economic disruption, Washington has largely ignored worker retraining.
The pandemic has been a disruptive force in education, driving colleges and universities to reimagine through the use of technology how they deliver classes and services and how they engage students. In an interview with EdScoop, Dean Cantu, a professor of teacher education at Bradley University in Illinois explained how the pandemic changed edtech and shared some advice for what he thinks institutions ought to be considering as they adopt new technologies.
Read more here: https://edscoop.com/pandemic-edtech-dean-cantu/
Australia’s English language colleges are “facing extinction” in 2021, with the ELICOS sector in an even more dire state than official government figures show, according to one of the sector’s peak bodies.
Read more here: https://thepienews.com/news/revenue-streams-dry-as-english-australia-elicos-providers-face-extinction/
The Skills and Training Incentive assists mature age Australians to update their skills and stay in the workforce.
Read more here: https://www.dese.gov.au/skills-and-training-incentive