CooleyED Panel - Growing Demand for Workforce Training

This conversation is recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the impacts of early childhood education, L&D strategies by company size/stage, and how countries around the world upskill.

CooleyED Panel - Growing Demand for Workforce Training

This conversation is recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the impacts of early childhood education, L&D strategies by company size/stage, and how countries around the world upskill.

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February 2, 2021 - Learn In's CEO, David Blake was joined by a panel of entrepreneurs and investors to discuss the trends impacting workforce training and the growing demand of upskilling. The panel, which brought a slew of unique and different perspectives to the table, was orchestrated and moderated by Cooley's Danielle Naftulin, who was able to connect the unique points made by the panelist. Georgene Huang, the CEO and Co-Founder of Fairygodboss, advocated for women in the workplace and the importance of having your employees teach other colleagues as an approach to internal education. A partner at IBIS Capital, Vincent Fung, discussed global upskilling trends and forecasted economic ramifications of workforce training. Mark Grovic from New Markets Venture Partners explored the root causes of the skills gap in early education, K-12 education, and higher education. And finally, David Blake challenged our current beliefs in traditional college education and contrasted that with the universally positive ROI of upskilling in the workplace.

This conversation was exceptionally powerful as the panelist brought their vast experience to the table, covering a breadth and depth of topics. The recording will be linked when it’s available, but for now, here are a few notable themes and quotes. 

Traditional College Education

DEI + Upskilling

Global Upskilling Trends

Corporate Upskilling Perspectives

This conversation is recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the impacts of early childhood education, L&D strategies by company size/stage, and how countries around the world upskill.

Thank you, CooleyED, for inviting Learn In to join in this discussion.

Written By:

Michelle Vock

Michelle Vock Director of Upskilling Success Learn In