September 28, 2016

Two months ago United Nations officials urged world leaders to increase their efforts in providing skills training to their young people:

“The world today is home to the largest generation of youth in its history, with 90 per cent of young people living in developing countries and with estimates suggesting that labour markets will need to add 600 million new jobs by 2026 to accommodate changing global demographics.

 In a statement issued to mark the day, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: ‘Empowering young people through skills development strengthens their capacity to help address the many challenges facing society, including poverty, injustice and violent conflict. There is no better investment than helping a young person to develop their abilities. Successful skills programmes link young people with opportunities to gain experience and jobs.’

Speaking at the opening of the high-level event at UN headquarters, the President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft said: ‘Far too often, the incredible potential in the world’s youth population is wasted by extreme poverty, discrimination or lack of skills and information. Skills development is a primary means of enabling young people to make a smooth transition to work, and education and training can make the difference for youth between poverty and employment.’”

Thanks to the e-Learning technologies the training reach has become global.

American training organizations can now export far beyond our borders (if language is not an issue) in ways they never could before.

But, also, the international advance has to do with the large numbers of training producers that are springing up worldwide.  And, the quality of training products they are delivering over the internet is improving by leaps and bounds.

Business and industry throughout the world is quickly gravitating toward an internet solution to meet their learning challenges.

The industrial world has discovered that increased productivity and profits can be tied directly to better trained workers — and, that fact has opened the floodgates of opportunity for entrepreneurs everywhere.

Manufacturing and Process organizations around the globe have discovered the bottom line contributions made by a well trained workforce and nations, too, are recognizing that investments in training have a significant payback in GNP.

More on Monday –  –  –

       — Bill Walton, co-Founder, ITC Learning  (Mondays & Wednesdays)

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