As today’s workforce shifts, your organization may be facing an urgent need to upskill teams and create opportunities for existing employees to take on new roles and functions.
Equipping employees with new knowledge and skills to adapt to changes within their current role is key for businesses to remain competitive and agile as the demand for new capabilities increases.
Doing so can also help avoid critical skills gaps as globalization, digitization and accelerated automation impact current and future challenges at work.
Read on to learn more about the value of upskilling for the future of work.
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There’s growing demand for students to graduate with skills they can implement immediately in the workplace. Traditionally, a co-op student’s performance is assessed through a performance evaluation but the skills and competencies a student develops aren't always formally recorded. Learn how microcredentials offer employees an opportunity to gain and document new skills quickly.
How one student upskilled through the middle of a pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit at the beginning of 2020, it had a major impact on the global economy, and the University of Waterloo was not immune to that. While many co-op students quickly pivoted to remote positions, others struggled to find jobs. Learn how one student was able to develop in-demand skills through the (WE) Accelerate program to upskill herself for future work terms.
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