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E-Learning and Micro-Learning

“We believe that human capital drives business success and that people have become the key competitive differentiator in today’s knowledge and skill based economies“

About

To function effectively in a constantly evolving digital world, we must accept that jobs and careers will change. Continuous learning or lifelong learning must include future skills and behaviours to meet the supply-demand in the future. The world is in a race against time to develop skills and knowledge for the new digital economy, digital transformation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Disruptive technologies drive change globally and include concepts like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Block Chain, Computational Science and Technologies, Coding, Virtual Reality (VR), Biotechnology, Robotics, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IoT). Part of People Solutions’ Massive Transformation Purpose (MTP) is to achieve the following goal: To bring access to education, new venture skills development, workplace readiness training, and future skills development to the last person in the last town in Africa and beyond.

Our ability entrenches most sectors of the South African economy with a particular focus on the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and General Business Services (GBS) arenas. In addition, we have specialisation in the Contact Centre environment across all levels; and we intensely focus on the youth market, women, and inclusivity solutions for Persons with a Disability.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN A DIGITAL AGE

Technology integration leads to job creation and innovative entrepreneurial or economic opportunities. Many jobs that exist today did not exist ten years ago. By 2020, there will be 1.5 million new digitally-based jobs across the globe—and during Covid-19 lockdowns, digital jobs soared! Children in primary school will experience a future of working jobs that have not yet been named.

The digital age influences education and skill demand with a solid need to upskill, reskill, cross-skill and future talent our citizens. Digital transformation is relevant not for the currently unemployed market. Young people entering the workplace for the first time are impacted, and presently employed people or those exiting the workplace must explore entrepreneurial sources of income at retirement age, post organisational restructure or job losses, and they all need future skilling.

The shift brought about by 4IR significantly influences the current and future workplace. People experience profound effects on their lives because integrating new technologies, automation, AI, and many new developments transformed roles and redundancy of functions in the workplace. In the future, more jobs will change and be replaced to ensure safety and efficiency and reduce costs.

The current trend in the workplace is that employees must experience work satisfaction, enhanced work-life balance, reduced labour intensity, repetition, or unsafe work. New job categories always emerge and are reshaping the World of Work and businesses. Everyone must prepare for an innovative and changing world, and this perspective is enhanced by developing a growth mindset, digital transformation, and exciting disruption in the way we learn, work and live. We understand that traditional training models are evolving with continuous changes.

In the past, the Baby Boomer and X-Generation mindset aimed to ensure workers were qualified and worked hard in the same profession or field for a lifetime. The approach to qualification towards a specific job role came as a once-off inoculation before starting your career. However, the changes and continuous evolution in the work world require serious booster shots and lifelong learning culture to advance and remain relevant in the workplace.

The digital age influences education and skill demand with a solid need to upskill, reskill, cross-skill and future talent our citizens. Digital transformation is relevant not for the currently unemployed market. Young people entering the workplace for the first time are impacted, and presently employed people or those exiting the workplace must explore entrepreneurial sources of income at retirement age, post organisational restructure or job losses, and they all need future skilling.

Organisations must ensure a proper mixture of skills exists in their workforce. This approach provides a correct mix of skills and knowledge to support the business to keep pace with changes in how we work and embrace emerging technologies. In addition, companies must adopt and integrate non-traditional learning interventions to develop skills that enhance the employees’ ability to thrive in complex environments.

Employees must learn new skills like learning to code, embracing deep skills pathways and augmenting soft skills in business. Also vital in the change workplace landscape are computational thinking, design thinking, change management, decision-making, agility, and emotional intelligence—all of which aim to support a thriving future workforce.

We must pivot to focus attention on continuous upskilling, reskilling, cross-skilling, and future skilling and create a constant development loop in a business. This revolutionary approach requires bespoke skills development and training to ensure future-fit and fit-for-purpose interventions that enhance the world of work.

Our Brainfood learning products and The Knowledge Bank courses offer new ways to develop knowledge using different methods and learning concepts. In addition, learning and development tools have changed, and it is time to embrace microlearning, nano degrees, open-source learning, and peer-to-peer content, all of which Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) guide in the learning and development industry.

We are pioneering the adoption of a new mindset to embrace the new frontiers, and our new digital learning division aims to meet the changes in business by using robust options for our clients, which include:

  • Corporate Training Solutions
  • Disability Inclusion (PWD)
  • JV (Joint Ventures) and Special Projects (Enterprise Development, Mentorships and Strategic Partners)
  • Brainfood Digital Academy—Microlearning and E-Learning
  • The Knowledge Bank learning catalogue

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