Addressing the Skills Gap

By British Expertise

Addressing the Skills Gap

đź“… 16 May 2024
London, United Kingdom

Pearson will provide a better understanding of the current skills gap in the UK and globally. They will also discuss solutions for employers which build towards a sustainable approach to developing skills that is able to respond to future economic and global transformation, especially in the infrastructure and climate change sectors.

Whilst the skills gap of today is a pressing challenge, thinking about and preparing for the jobs of the future is also crucial to the longevity and continued success of key industries. One example of how employers can get ahead of the game to understand the skills, aptitudes, and capabilities they will need in the coming years and decades, is by using AI tools to forecast economic, social, and technological change. The speakers at the round table will discuss the possibilities and realities of AI, as well as the ability of technology to empower employers and employees alike.

Pearson’s position at the center of the education industry makes it well-placed to gather information, analyze, and understand the challenges facing these industries. In this round table, Pearson will share its perspective on what educators and employers can do to further understand and make progress toward solving the global skills gap.

Pearson Workforce Skills helps organizations build a leading edge by giving leaders the business clarity to plan ahead, and employees the skills they need to thrive in an agile future.

  • Understand the skills people have and build the skills needed for the future.
  • Combine predictive analytics on evolving skills needs with adaptive employee-level assessments to get actionable insights quickly on how best to meet talent needs.
  • Reveal learning pathways to unlock employees’ full potential.
  • Deliver critical learning in a variety of formats to complement the business’ strategic goals.
  • Incentivise employee agility with credentials for deployable skills that meet the skills needs.

‍Faethm, is a Pearson subsidiary that helps HR and business leaders understand future trends and make data-backed decisions on how to upskill and reskill their people and how to hire. They do this through occupational data and predictive analytics.

Faethm’s AI forecasts the impacts of technologies, economic shocks, and new ways of working on workers, companies, industries, and even entire economies. Business leaders can project the skills they will need, new capacity gained through technology, and their talent requirements. Faethm unlocks new levels of organizational resilience and preparedness.