The IOLC was created as a forum for collaboration among stakeholders to address the technical skills gap in the workplace. Our group seeks to accelerate the development, adoption, and widespread use of the Internet for technology skills acquisition, and thus provide a steady stream of job-ready workers to fuel the Global economy.
The IOLC ensures that the technical skills people learn are the ones industry needs and are hiring for, now and in the future.
The IOLC is a non-profit backed by major industry players including Government, Non-profits, and Universities that collaborate to ensure that members of the workforce continue to learn the technical skills that employers’ value.
To accomplish this, the IOLC creates an engine that:
- Defines the skills needed for technical job roles and requirements.
- Develops curricula whose learning paths enable both concept and skill acquisition.
- Uses learning science analytics to optimize outcomes for employers and learners.
- Constantly adapts in order to meet ever – changing marketplace demands.
The IOLC is the premiere industry-led institution comprised of members who are the respected leaders in the technical world. These leaders are entrenched in the challenges facing the workplace every day, and bring a unique perspective to the task of effectively solving the job market puzzle. They are committed to bringing industry together to build a learning network to solve the technical skills gap. They are working together to provide a win for employees, job seekers and employers alike. Download the Internet of Learning Consortium whitepaper to learn more.
OF GLOBAL CIOs
reported that skills shortages were having a negative impact on their business.
Lack of Technical Skills is Hurting Employees and Employers.
Today, rapidly evolving technologies, and the rapid infusion of technology into all job sectors, have created an immense skills gap in the technical workforce. A gap that will continue to grow as technology continues to evolve.
If the solution were as simple as adding computer science classes, increasing capacity at universities, expanding industry investment in training and certification, or providing access to learning via the Internet, the skills gap would not be the widest it has ever been.
Become Part of The Solution
Some of the brightest minds in business today have signed on to this mission, and only by sharing our collective knowledge in order to Create The Learning Engine of The Future, will we be able to create an ongoing source of qualified candidates for the technical jobs arena.
Create the Learning Engine of the Future
The IOLC provides a solution by bringing industry, universities and non-profits together to build a learning network that keeps pace with rapidly evolving technology and measures learner’s outcomes and workplace impact.
At the beginning of the technology era, jobs were well defined. Jobs today are changing as rapidly as technology does.