Organizations desperately need to retain tech talent. A recent CompTIA survey found that there are more than half a million open tech positions in the US. By 2020 there will be a million more jobs available than applicants who can fill them, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Therefore, organizations won’t be able to hire their way to new skills, instead they need to reskill and retrain existing staff.
There are certain functions, tasks and activities that a person does in their current role and others that are part of an aspirational role. For instance, you can’t just give a Data Analyst the title of Data Scientist because they have been around for a long time in your organization. They need an enhanced set of skills that are built on their current knowledge. This is Skillsoft Aspire.
Skillsoft Aspire is a series of job, task, or function-oriented journeys for individuals, teams and organizations working in technology and related areas. Journeys include sequenced instruction that methodically progresses on prescribed tasks, functional responsibilities, application of knowledge so an entity can move towards an aspirational goal. Included in the journey is a blend of learning, practice, assessments and a credential at the culmination of the journey.
Skillsoft Aspire: How It Works
A sequenced path of instruction and credentials that builds to an “Aspirational Persona”
There are 4 key elements to Skillsoft Aspire journeys. At each stage, learners have the opportunity to review key skills they need, understand the content they need to study, coupled with hands-on practice and final assessments to achieve credentials.
Designed for Continual Learning
Based on industry trends and data, our own user data and close collaboration with clients around the world, Skillsoft identified top career paths that tech professionals take to stay current and be prepared for the future. Each journey delivers roughly 40-50 hours of courses plus multimodal content and an additional 10-12 hours of practice labs, certification prep and assessments.