Facing the storm


Navigating the global skills crisis

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Weathering the skills storm As regions worldwide experience economic, social and political disruption, public uncertainty has risen dramatically. Fueled by continued technological advances, traditional industry value chains and business models are morphing in unexpected ways and destabilizing traditional job roles. Employers are increasingly crippled by a workforce whose skills have not kept pace with changing requirements. If left unresolved, the global skills shortage will have profound effects on individuals and economies worldwide. How can business, education and government leaders work together to deepen the talent pool and equip the workforce with the skills today’s organizations need?


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Meet the Authors:

Mike King

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, Global Education Industry Vice President,
Dave Zaharchuk

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, Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value

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