By Accenture Talent and Organization for FS
At the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, reskilling the workforce was one of the “two massive macroeconomic trends,” writes Jason Bloomberg in this Forbes column. During the gathering, the organization announced the IT Skills Initiative, a new tech-reskilling drive targeting one million workers in the next three years. “We need responsive solutions and coordination from all parts of society – governments, citizens and private industry alike – to re-envision an educational system based on lifelong learning that can fully prepare workers for the jobs of the future,” said Klaus Schwab, WEF’s Executive Chairman. “This initiative is a clear example of industry leaders taking concerted, collective action to address a major social challenge at scale.” The initiative was conceived by the WEF’s IT Governors community, of which Accenture is a founding partner.