Professional Certification and Micro-Credentials: How to Close the Skills Gap

The number of open positions versus qualified candidates is the largest it's been in history. Organizations are struggling to fill positions with people who have the right skills to get the job done. However, the solution could be closer than we think. With 70% of employers stating a willingness to train new candidates for open roles, the desire for professional certification is increasing. Yet the changing demands of education means that certification providers need to meet the preferences of candidates to ensure an engaging experience. Join us for our latest webinar to understand the changing demands in training and development and how to utilize micro-credentials to enhance the learning experience.

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The skills gap is accelerating — nearly one-third of employers surveyed by Monster in 2021 agree that the skills gap has increased from a year ago. Hiring is no longer enough for many companies to plug the skills gap in their departments - 87% of employers report they are having difficulty finding the right qualified talent. The focus is changing to reskilling and upskilling the workforce, with 70% of employers stating they are willing to train the right candidates to fill open roles. But preferences are changing. Employees in training demand better work-life balance and trying to fit in traditional education around their already packed work schedules can dramatically affect motivation and productivity. 

Enter micro-credentials. Micro-credentials enable candidates to learn around their responsibilities, boost motivation through regular, incentivizing rewards, and enable organizations to gain the skills they need in less time. Join us in our latest webinar to learn how your organization can use micro-credentials to: 

  • Meet the demand of learners for professional certification
  • Attract more learners to your programs
  • Motivate course completion rates
  • Build talent pipelines to close the skills gap
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