Digital credentials’ appeal is strong, while corporate upskilling moves at a ‘snail’s pace’
Surveys out this week from IBM and LinkedIn take a closer look at the role of digital credentials and other forms upskilling in education and on the job.
February 15, 2023
With Google’s latest push, a blending of industry and higher ed
Google’s new industry specializations were co-built by its experts and faculty at four top universities—part of a larger push to combine forces with higher education to drive economic mobility.
October 19, 2022
Amazon ups its cloud training investments
Amazon Web Services just launched a new skills center near D.C. and is expanding both its in-person and online training programs for cloud careers.
October 12, 2022
No longer just ‘nice-to-have’—inside the demand for workplace learning
As the war for talent rages, “upskilling” and “reskilling” appear to be moving beyond buzzwords to a real focus for business. A new report takes a deep look at the trend.
October 20, 2021
The auto workers of the future
Ford this week announced an $11B investment in new production facilities for electric vehicles and batteries. The move will create 11,000 jobs in Kentucky and Tennessee—and require new training at a major scale.
September 29, 2021
As Amazon goes…
Another corporate giant offers "free college" for employees, as the competition and complexities in the education benefits market expand.
September 16, 2021
Walmart and Target up the ante with ‘free college’ for employees
More companies are expected to match the retail giants' moves, as companies compete for workers. Experts say that's good for access to education, and the jury is out on long-term mobility.
August 11, 2021