Honing your talents

Upskilling is about continuous learning. Not everyone has access to tools, classes, or peers that can aid them in learning and refreshing their skills. This can help employees’ confidence, minimize skill gaps, and increase mobility in an individual’s career.

Empowering everyone to succeed

A degree in computer science is no longer needed to advance or enter a career in technology. Our partner companies, instead, want to hire individuals with an affinity for technology and varying life experiences who have the will and determination to learn and grow. And the unique view and life experiences of Returners is high on their list.

Adapting to the times

Upskilling is important because technology is always changing, and it is hard to keep up. In a skills first market, employees need to be up-to-date on all things new in the field.

Upskilling employees is important to employers as it is an investment into the future of their company. It is also a beneficial way of making employees feel valued and important to the company as a whole.

Creating a plan

First, the skill gap needs to be determined. There needs to be alignment with what the workforce needs and what the company needs. What are the short term and long-term goals of the company? What will these goals require?

When these skills are decided, training programs can be put in place. There are many skill labs online and put on by tech companies.

Things to keep in mind are which programs are accessible to employees and which ones will be most beneficial for different specialties.

Enhanced workforce

Upskilling is as helpful to the company as it is to the employees. It has shown to increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention of important information.

It is crucial to keep up with the industry and improves customer satisfaction. It is a sure-fire way to keep up with the competitive market and inspire employees to be creative and innovate. All of these benefits from upskilling give the employee, customer, and company more confidence, independence, and efficiency.