Upskilling is critical for enabling people to live, learn, work and contribute in our rapidly changing world
The need to upskill is a complex problem that will require decision-makers — educators, federal and local government administrators and business leaders — to come together.
Our jobs are changing, and fast. Many roles are disappearing altogether, while new ones are springing up. The discrepancy between the skills people have and those needed for jobs now and in the future is one of the most critical problems of our time.
Over the past few years PwC Switzerland has been and continues to make major efforts in terms of upskilling, investing in training our people, and in technologies for supporting clients and communities. Together we can grow tomorrow’s workers today. In the process, we’ll make the world a more resilient, more capable and more inclusive place.
We asked more than 22,000 workers to share their hopes and fears. Here’s what they told us:
The digital revolution and our fast-changing world requires a skills revolution. And it’s not just about the digital skills. The skills revolution is about helping people build their digital awareness, emotional intelligence and creativity to fully participate in the digital future workplace — and it needs to start now.
At PwC, we are working with other organisations across the world, building on our work with clients and on upskilling our 276,000 people. Still, more must be done if we are to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn, work and participate in the digital world. This is at the heart of our purpose.
Organisations are transforming their workforces to drive productivity, innovation and growth. Upskilling is key. It’s about anticipating the right skills for the future, laying the cultural foundation, delivering modern upskilling programmes, and building a learning and development function with the right EdTech to deliver a vastly better return on upskilling investment. Find out how we can help you upskill.
Solutions to the challenge of upskilling will need to be developed at the local, regional and national level, and no organisation can do this alone. Government leaders and policymakers need to ensure that citizens have the knowledge to participate, and they themselves have the knowledge to drive discussion on the future of technology and regulation. Institutions, such as those that make up the education system, need to digitally transform themselves and at the same time provide services that are fit for the future.
Read about PwC’s involvement in the Luxembourg Digital Skills Bridge project, a government-led initiative which brought together stakeholders across business, trade unions and training providers to deliver a comprehensive national solution for developing workforce skills.
The need to upskill is a complex problem that will require decision-makers — educators, national, regional and local government administrators and business leaders — to come together. If you would like to find out more about what we at PwC are doing, get in touch.
The purpose of the survey is to analyse and understand in detail the preferences driving future jobseekers’ decisions. Just starting work, the youngest members of Generation Y and the oldest of Generation Z make up nearly a quarter of the multigenerational workforce in Switzerland. They’re the most diverse and exciting generation ever to have entered the Swiss workforce. It’s in everyone’s interests to find out what really makes them tick.
Find out more and complete the survey by clicking the button below.
Digitally disadvantaged young people were hit especially hard by the pandemic. It’s time for a bold new agenda. PwC and UNICEF, in support of Generation Unlimited, believe securing digital access for millions of youth can be a driver of new, more resilient economies.
We’ve pulled together research and insights to guide your decision-making on how to upskill.
Partner People and Organisation and Leader New world. New skills., PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 792 96 34
Director, People & Organisation, PwC Switzerland
Tel: +41 25 792 26 85