Online Learning Update

May 21, 2019

Closing America’s Skills Gap

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Kelly Palmer, Barron’s

The United States does not have the world’s most-skilled labor force; that distinction belongs to Finland, according to the World Economic Forum. The U.S. does not have the most advanced vocational training, either; that’s found in Switzerland, which is “also the most effective with active labor-market policies encouraging reskilling and retraining,” according to a nearly 700-page report from the Forum.

The economic implications of this skills shortfall are huge.

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