Giving Compass' Take:

• The Aspen Institute reveals a new movement that focuses on digital skills development to upskill workers and build a more resilient workforce.

• In the age of remote learning and online work, why is digital skills development so essential? How can you support movements to create a more digitally capable American workforce?

• Learn about how digital skills development has an impact on creating a more equitable workforce.

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following resource, Building a Digitally Resilient Workforce: Creating On-Ramps to Opportunity, developed by the Digital US coalition, of which UpSkill America is a proud member. According to the Executive Summary,

To unlock opportunity for all Americans and create an equitable recovery, we must support digital skills development for the 32 million Americans who cannot use a computer, and half of all Americans who are not comfortable learning online. Our inaugural report highlights the urgency—and imperative—of this work, and identifies opportunities to fill some of the most pressing gaps in access to technology and training and supports for digital upskilling. Together, we can help individuals build the digital resilience needed to thrive not only in today’s world of work—but also tomorrow’s.

Despite the focus on big disruptions like automation and AI, most jobs in the future will simply change, not disappear. We must invest in upskilling workers and preparing them for the opportunities that lie ahead. We are proud to join Digital US in this call-to-action and make digital resilience a national priority. Click here to read more.

Read the full article about digital skills development at The Aspen Institute.