X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Skills mapping diagram Although digital transformation has created many technical skill gaps in businesses, some technologies are more within reach to upskill employees in an efficient manner. (Image: Shutterstock)

The technical skills gap is growing — and it’s a serious problem for employers. With the pandemic pushing businesses to accelerate digital transformation, organizations can’t keep up with the demand for advanced IT and programming skills.

Historically popular upskilling programs like employee tuition reimbursement for post-graduation studies and months-long coding “boot camps” no longer cut it. A post-graduate degree program can take anywhere from one to five years, often too long for employers to see a return on investment. Short-term tech boot camps are also typically used by professionals looking to change careers. As a result, these programs focus on a generalized skill set that supports a career pivot, not the specific skills a company needs.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.