According to Skillsoft’s Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, 76 percent of IT decision-makers are facing skills gaps in their departments and 38 percent report being unable to fill three or more positions. Furthermore, IDC predicts that digital transformation-related IT skill shortages will affect 90 percent of organisations by 2025, and skills gaps will cost more than $6.5 trillion globally through 20251. Thus, it is more important than ever to build a talent pool from within, equipping an organisation’s existing workforce with the technical and digital skills needed to succeed in the future economy.
“This content partnership enables us to continue on our mission to bring learning into the flow of work. Customers can now access Udemy Business courses on advanced and emerging technologies and their own custom content in one cohesive place,” said Greg Brown, President, Udemy Business. “Udemy Business and Skillsoft are equipped to prepare today’s workforce for tomorrow’s challenges by helping technology teams deliver the continuous innovation and sophistication required to drive sustainable business growth in today’s economy.”
“To meaningfully reskill employees, organisations must provide adequate training and resources to drive proficiency, which is required to solve the skills gap equation,” said Cushing Anderson, Program Vice President, IT Education and Certification, IDC. “Technologists are hands-on learners, and for training to truly resonate, they require a combination of traditional and action-oriented learning activities, including practice labs and sandbox environments, where they can put newfound skills to the test.”
“We are excited to add Udemy Business to a growing and impressive roster of content partnerships,” said Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Technology Officer, Skillsoft. “By providing organisations with the ability to shape custom Aspire Journeys—leveraging all of the learning content they license or create internally—we are better able to equip individuals with mastery of very specific technical skills in addition to attaining more in-depth competencies to help organisations close critical skills gaps.”
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