Changing careers multiple times and frequently, known as “job hopping,” once done by outliers, is becoming the norm.
To acknowledge and facilitate this trend, a growing number of businesses understand the value of well-trained employees and are willing to pay for upskilling their workforce, recognizing it improves productivity, employee morale and retention.
Read more: https://www.vbjusa.com/special-editions/business-forecast/job-hopping-lifelong-learning-top-2020s-workforce-trends/
Anant Agarwal in Forbes writes that in 2020, the line between the future of work and the future of education will continue to blur, with the overall transition to lifelong learning (learning while working, and vice versa) continuing to pick up steam into the new decade.
Increased corporate investment in learning
Rapid expansion in undergraduate-level online, credentials
Transition from transactional learning to a culture of lifelong learning
Read the details: https://www.forbes.com/sites/anantagarwal/2020/01/01/3-ways-2020-will-change-companies-perspectives-on-learning/#72a9433a3a3d
Troy Korsgaden of InsuranceNewsNet gives 5 small steps for making big changes this year:
There is a reason the term the “building blocks of learning” exists. Think of learning as a giant brick wall that has not yet begun to be constructed. One brick does not a wall make. But over time, those bricks start to add up, and the wall becomes tall and impenetrable.
Read 5 steps: https://insurancenewsnet.com/innarticle/make-lifetime-learning-a-new-years-resolution#.XhoCVTd7n4Q
In response to 21st century tech developments, the emphasis on lifelong learning and individuals who “learn how to learn” in higher education institutions has become more and more important in order to educate individuals to fulfill the needs of the century. Again, the world looks to lifelong learning.
Read more: https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/1/22
Lifelong learning subsidies could be a way to help workers who have lost their jobs to technology, Congress was told Wednesday.
“Congress must ensure that resources for lifelong learning programs, which help workers access education and training opportunities, can be accessed by all workers, and in all parts of the country,” California Democratic Representative Susan Davis said in a House subcommittee hearing on ways to mitigate the impact of the anticipated loss of millions of jobs through technology advances.
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2019/12/19/lifelong-learning-subsidies-seen-as-way-to-aid-workers-who-have-lost-their-jobs-to-tech/#57748cc6499e
The troubles with funding lifelong learning are not just in the U.S. European educators are alarmed at how the current approach to funding lifelong learning simply isn’t working. They seek a new way of doing things to reverse these damaging trends. Excerpt:
The number of adults taking part in learning and training has fallen to a record low.
Research by the Learning and Work Institute shows that just one in three (35 per cent) of adults has taken part in learning in the past three years, down from 37 per cent in 2017. This is the lowest number on record – with participation as low as 29 per cent in the South West and 30 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Adult participation in learning is at a 20-year low.
The number of students in part-time higher education tumbled by 40 per cent.
What is the solution? Read suggestions here: https://www.tes.com/news/lifelong-learning-social-justice-issue
It is important for PR and comms people to understand the businesses they work on – why they exist, how they work, and how they make money. How to best do that? Lifelong learning!
Read more: https://www.holmesreport.com/agency-playbook/sponsored/article/pr-as-lifelong-learning
In the economic challenges facing young British, it is vital t0 offer a way back, and lifelong learning provides exactly that, says Robert Halfon, MP. It is a lifeline for those who left school ill-equipped to grapple with the rough and tumble of the jobs market.
Read how… https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/education/house/house-magazine/106874/robert-halfon-mp-its-time-get-serious-lifelong
Edinboro University has become Pennsylvania’s first member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, an international group of higher-education institutions committed to providing learning opportunities to students of all ages.
The pioneering initiative focuses on 10 principles, which provide a framework for understanding the needs of older adults and evaluating age-friendly programs and policies, as well as identifying institutional gaps and opportunities for growth.
“These results show that engaging in lifelong learning is key – for workers of all ages. The further education and training system has a suite of options [that] can facilitate the reskilling and upskilling of older workers. This can allow people to remain in the workplace for as long as they want to, creating an age-friendly workplace environment.
In Ireland, the number of people aged 50 years or over has increased by 330,000 since 2008. This highlights the importance of providing these individuals, which it describes as ‘older workers’, with opportunities to upskill.
Upskilling and lifelong learning will benefit older workers in Ireland