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.

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