Digital skill gaps a global problem, report finds

Skills gaps are a global problem according to a new report from Coursera, an online learning platform. The 2021 Industry Skills report highlights that skill gaps are an issue across all global regions and essentially all jobs.

Critical skills needed by companies include cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analysis and software development. By 2025, studies show that 149 million new digital jobs will have been created in privacy and trust, cybersecurity, data analysis, machine learning and AI, cloud and data roles, and software development. These latest figures underline the call for identifying new ways to reskill and upskill workers for companies to maintain their competitive advantage.

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