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Much of the recent discussion about women in the workforce has rightly focused on income inequality — a problem compounded by the pandemic which disproportionately impacted women. Globally, 80 percent of domestic workers are women, and 72 percent lost work in the pandemic. Ditto hospitality, a field in which women earn 26 percent less than men.

Women Leaving the Workforce

Three million women left the workforce in 2020–2021, “an exodus that reflects persistent pay inequality, undervalued work, and antiquated notions of caregiving,” CBS Moneywatch said. Millions of mothers were forced to stay home when schools closed. “The urgent need for…

I recently had the opportunity to discuss talent-building at scale with Beth Davies, former Director of L&D @Tesla, and host of Career Curves podcast during the webinar “Faster Talent-Building in Practice: Powerful Actions to Drive Results in 2021”. Beth’s journey has involved her pushing forward workforce development practices at once-in-a-generation brands like Apple, Microsoft, and Gap.

There is no doubt that with the increasing skills gap, and the shortening life of skills, driven by technology, has created a necessity for all companies to invest in learning opportunities for every employee. …

Mt. Everest

Imagine that you have booked a trip to climb Mt. Everest. A company representative meets you at the airport in Nepal, hands you a map, and sends you on your way. “Good luck.”

You’re probably not going to make it.

And that’s how many companies treat employees when it comes to reaching upskilling goals. They point to a learning management system (LMS) and send employees on their way.

“Good luck.”

Self-Directed Learning Doesn’t Work

Alerting employees to the existence of an LMS is not upskilling. In 2018, Gartner found that 70 percent of employees have not mastered the digital skills they need for their…

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How far does $2500 go when:

  • The average total annual cost to attend a community in the U.S. college is $10,300.
  • The average cost of a private two-year trade school is $25,000

Even if you look outside degree programs, it costs $500–24,000 to learn a new skill.

Most companies cap tuition assistance at $5250, which is the amount they can deduct from their taxes so it doesn’t cost them anything. Whether is it $2,500 or double that, making up the difference on minimum wage is tough.

Or let’s take another well-known tech company, which announced…

I had many questions and a list of criteria when I was looking to buy a new home for my growing family. Is it safe? Close to town? Are the schools good? Can we afford it? It was a complex and expensive process. It was hard to find something that met all of our criteria, so I thought maybe I should remodel our current home instead.

This is similar to when a business looks to building new skills and capabilities. Most look to hire a new employee with the needed experience — evaluating candidates through a set of criteria and…

February 9, 2020: Learn In, Foundry College Partner to Offer Live Online College-Level Upskilling Classes

Learn In, the world’s first upskilling-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to keep employee skills current among rapid technological change, is partnering with Foundry College, a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment.

“Foundry College provides adults with the durable professional skills that employers seek. Their live, active learning model gives employees another upskilling option, with the community and interaction of a traditional classroom, but with the convenience of online delivery” said Yael Kaufmann, co-founder and COO…

Before we share Learn In’s ABCDs, we want to remind you that tomorrow, February 4th @ 10:00 am ET ( Time Zone Converter), our CEO, David Blake, will be speaking at’s The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 Conference about The Next Big Bang in HR: The Fusion of Upskilling and DEI.

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February 2, 2021 Learn In’s CEO, David Blake was joined by a panel of entrepreneurs and investors to discuss the trends impacting workforce training and the growing demand of upskilling. The panel, which brought a slew of unique and different perspectives to the table, was orchestrated and moderated by Cooley’s Danielle Naftulin, who was able to connect the unique points made by the panelist. Georgene Huang, the CEO and Co-Founder of Fairygodboss, advocated for women in the workplace and the importance of having your employees teach other colleagues as an approach to internal education. A partner at IBIS Capital

Learn In, the world’s first upskilling-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to keep employee skills current among rapid technological change, is partnering with 280 Group, the world’s leading product management training firm, to offer businesses online product management training and certification.

“Product delivery skills are becoming more and more critical as digital transformation accelerates and new products are being developed at a breakneck pace,” said Taylor Blake of Learn In. “280 Group’s Optimal Product Process™ is the gold standard for product management training.” …

January 29, 2021: Learn In and Vemo Education Partner to Provide Income Share Agreements for Workforce Upskilling Programs

Learn In, the world’s first upskilling-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to keep employee skills current among rapid technological change is partnering with Vemo Education, the income share agreement (ISA) platform-provider behind ISA programs at General Assembly, Purdue University, and more than 70 other institutions across the country. Together, they’ll enable businesses to provide innovative financing for upskilling programs.

“Corporate learning has a huge funding gap when it comes to employee development,” said David Blake, CEO of Learn In. “Vemo Education enables businesses…

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