Is Fast Upskilling Real?


Rapid and continued advancements in technology have spurred an urgent need for upskilling and reskilling. The practice of continued training and retraining is more critical than ever, and new programs that promise career advancement or certification in a matter of weeks are popping up everyone. But are they legitimate? This session will explore trends in upskilling and fast training programs, including promising new models emerging around specific industries like advanced manufacturing.

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  1. There are viable upskilling programs that can lead to better jobs, quality of life and opportunity
  2. Academia, policymakers and employers must work together to create true career advancement
  3. Longer term upskilling programs should remain a priority, but colleges and employers should offer fast training programs for additional impact



Taylor Trovillion, Vice President, Finn Partners

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