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President Biden Seeks to Modernize Workforce Training. You Should Too.
April 7, 2021

The pandemic accelerated the digital transformation – leaving many workers with outdated skills and resumes. In pursuit of rebuilding the economy, the Biden Administration is exploring how apprenticeship programs and workforce training can be leveraged to help millions of people searching for work but unable to find suitable jobs. Their goal is to bring workforce training into the future and develop systems that help educate America's workforce on in-demand skills. Modernizing workforce training is high on President Joe Biden's to-do list. Specifically, President Biden proposed putting $50 billion into workforce training. This funding is designed to create partnerships among community colleges, businesses, unions, universities, and high schools, as well as state, local, and tribal governments [1]. 

An influx of funds would give new life to the training capabilities of these groups. The funding would provide them with the resources to develop smart partnerships that enable the modernization of training programs and include a curriculum on in-demand skills [2]. Biden's campaign website mentions that workforce training programs could be in the form of short courses, like micro-courses— the trending delivery method of upskilling and training programs, or long-form programs, all of which would ideally lead to an industry-recognized credential. 

Groups like The Society for Human Resource Management believe that public policy and government investment are necessary to modernize workplace training and empower employers to become innovative. Rob Garcia, manager of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships with the Washington, D.C. based National Skills Coalition, says that "Biden's commitment to investing in the U.S. workforce is an encouraging sign for businesses to find, train and retain the workers they need" [3]. 

There is currently an opportunity in the pipeline for this campaign goal to become a reality. President Biden endorses the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021. The Act has passed the House and is moving onto the Senate. If passed, the Act is believed to have profound positive implications for modernizing workforce training in the United States. The House Education and Labor Committee estimates that it will create nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities and move workforce training into the future [4]. This government aid is a step in the right direction and will offer much-needed support in the battle against a widening skills gap.  

With the skills gap expanding more every day, the need for workforce training and apprenticeship programs are at an all-time high. "A third of U.S. employers say the skills gap has increased compared to last year, and 80 percent of employers say they have difficulty filling openings due to skills gaps as opposed to a year ago" [5]. The way to solve this problem, get people working, and strengthening current workforces is to upskill. Companies that upskill will be positioned for a more prosperous future of work.  

How Can Your Company Launch a Workforce Training Program for Your Employees Easily and Quickly? 

Workforce training is an essential step in preparing your workforce for success. It is a vital aspect of a healthy economy and business since it is a high priority to President Biden's campaign. Forward-thinking companies will recognize that establishing a workforce training program at their company is beneficial to the company's bottom line. Not only will upskilling employees make them more productive it will also help lower turnover. Companies can keep high-performing employees at a time when hiring people with the perfect qualifications is rare. The way to easily establish a workforce training program is by partnering with a company that can deliver a fully managed program completely customized to your business.  

Here are the key features to look for when choosing a platform: 

  • Custom platform branded to your company
  • Customized content that is relevant to your workforce
  • Engaging delivery methods that keep employees actively learning
  • Positive user experience and high retention rates
  • Fully managed systems capable of immediate implementation with no learning curve 

Establishing a partnership to provide your workforce training program will result in significant benefits for your company. You will see a massive return on investment. It is time to start a workforce training program at your company.  

Amesite Offers a Single, Easy to Use, Scalable Solution  

Launch a fully managed workforce training program that helps your employees upskill, improving productivity, retention, and culture.  

Amesite is a high-tech AI-powered online learning platform. We specialized in scalable, custom branded online learning environments and content curation to meet employer's unique needs workforce training needs.  

Amesite's online learning platform is the key to upskilling your workforces and providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for your employees. Leveraging workforce training can result in benefits like increased employee loyalty and performance—a win-win for your company and your employees.  

Amesite's online learning environment is custom branded to each specific company to build brand loyalty and meet the unique needs of the employer and their employees. We have subject matter experts who design innovative and custom content for courses that provide excellent value to your employees. Your custom branded learning platform can launch in as little as 24 hours, and a host of turnkey, self-paced, highly engaging, and intuitive courses can be ready for your company in as little as 30 days. Establishing a workforce training program has never been easier! 

With Amesite, you can: 

  • Deploy a fully managed enterprise learning platform plus customized courses that enable you to deliver job-specific certifications quickly and efficiently for your staff.
  • Attract and keep employees engaged with social media-inspired interface design and the most up-to-date content.
  • Build employee networks that improve your organization's success.
  • Use A.I. and machine learning to identify trends and make informed decisions while upskilling your teams with comprehensive data analytics and customizable dashboards. 

Amesite creates outstanding learning experiences delivered on its advanced platform, providing an excellent user experience for employees. Using A.I. and advanced analytics to provide fresh content and creates an important context for learning. Partnering with Amesite to provide your workforce training program is a smart decision for your company. Amesite's unprecedented retention rate in the enterprise sector is 100%.   

Check out some of our customer success stories: The Henry Ford, Wayne State University.   

Let Amesite help you prepare for the future of work today! Request a Demo!    

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Resources: 

[1] SHRM. Nov. 30, 2020. Biden Seeks to Strengthen Registered Apprenticeship Program, Modernize Workforce Training. https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/Pages/Biden-Seeks-to-Strengthen-Registered-Apprenticeship-Program-Modernize-Workforce-Training.aspx Accessed April 2, 2021.  

[2] SHRM. Nov. 30, 2020. Biden Seeks to Strengthen Registered Apprenticeship Program, Modernize Workforce Training. https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/Pages/Biden-Seeks-to-Strengthen-Registered-Apprenticeship-Program-Modernize-Workforce-Training.aspx Accessed April 2, 2021.  

[3] SHRM. Nov. 30, 2020. Biden Seeks to Strengthen Registered Apprenticeship Program, Modernize Workforce Training. https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/Pages/Biden-Seeks-to-Strengthen-Registered-Apprenticeship-Program-Modernize-Workforce-Training.aspx Accessed April 2, 2021.  

[4] The White House. Feb. 21, 2021. Fact Sheet: Biden Administration to Take Steps to Bolster Registered Apprenticeships. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/02/17/fact-sheet-biden-administration-to-take-steps-to-bolster-registered-apprenticeships/ Accessed April 2, 2021.  

[5] Monster. 2021. The Future of Work 2021: Global Hiring Outlook. https://hiring.monster.com/employer-resources/blog/labor-statistics/future-of-work-2021-summary/ Accessed April 2, 2021.