Coursera Matches Its Global Skills Index Research With Courses and Specialists

IBL News | New York

A report from Coursera has found that two-thirds of the world’s population is falling behind in critical skills, including 90% of developing economies.  Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum has pointed to a “growing skills instability” and estimates that the core skills required to perform most roles will change by 42% by 2022.

One of the main conclusions of both organizations is that due to the rapid advance of automation and AI, the skills required to do most jobs are evolving quickly, and therefore businesses and governments must upskill their workforces and populations.

With 38 million learners, over 3,000 courses, and one of the largest skill databases, Coursera has come up with a Global Skills Index. Its first edition ranks 60 countries and 10 industries across Business, Technology, and Data Science.

Developing a commercial application, Coursera has matched its index with courses on its catalog and specialized skills experts.

“For example, the top skills for Engineering include Leadership, Agile Management, and Machine Learning, so we recommend the following courses: Foundations of Everyday LeadershipDigital Product Management: Modern Fundamentals, and Neural Networks and Deep Learning,” writes a content strategists in the company blog.

Global Skills Index