The need to upskill for the digital world is the need of the hour. It requires employers, educators, government administrators, and not-for-profit organizations to come together to develop plans to help people become more resilient, capable, and agile. A growing number of business leaders see the value of upskilling, but there’s much to be done.

A 2016 report from the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity estimates that 30 percent of young adults will not graduate from secondary school with the skills they need to hold most jobs in the digital world. The social impact of the future generation’s unemployability will be even more devastating than it has been in the past.

According to Jason Tyszko, Vice President at the Center for Education and Workforce in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the biggest challenges employers and HR faced in 2019 is helping people adjust to AI, robotics, and other forms of automation through retraining and career changes. In an interview with The HR Digest, Tyszko explains the crucial importance of tapping into hidden talent in new ways and achieving diversity, equality and inclusion goals in 2020.

The use of digital technologies throughout any form of teaching is necessary, especially adult education, to help build on the learners digital skills, enabling them to develop within their careers and not get left in the lurch.

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