The fact that our academic institutions and the corporate programs that supplement their efforts are not successfully meeting the growing demand for people with appropriate job-ready skills signifies an inefficient job marketplace.
What’s missing today is a formalized engine to produce enough people who have the skills employers need. We propose to create that Engine for the benefit of employers, learners and the economy. IOLC member organizations will then have more qualified candidates to fill technical positions within their companies.
To accomplish this, collaboration among parties with a vested interest in solving the problem is essential. Disjointed, trial-and-error methods are not going to close the skills gap as quickly as the global economy requires.
Creating the Learning Engine of the Future