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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Closing the skills gap: It's time to work together | Coursera

At Coursera, we think it’s time to change the conversation about the skills gap. According to many employers, the skills gap is hindering growth. The problem is getting worse, but we believe there are ways to work together to tackle this issue. By encouraging employers, universities, and individuals to collaborate, we can change the conversation about the skills gap. 

What we know
  • From 2010 - 2015, time to fill open positions rose from 42 to 63 days 
  • For each day that a job is open, the average organization loses $407   
  • 92% of U.S. business leaders think Americans don't have the skills they need

 How we can work together
  • Universities: Work with employers to design relevant curricula and anticipate future needs 
  • Individuals: Proactively seek out training and development opportunities 
  • Employers: Invest in comprehensive employee learning and development programs


Source: Coursera Blog