Employment and Jobs

Playbook Update #3 – Upskilling from A to Z

August 29, 2018  • UpSkill America & Jaime S. Fall

In honor of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, we wanted to share some of the latest additions of new programs to our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers. This announcement represents our third major update to the Playbook since its release, and our biggest one yet.

2018 is proving to be an incredible year for company-funded education, training, and development benefits. In the past few months alone, dozens of companies have launched or expanded their upskilling programs, as employers continue to recognize the value of training and educating their workforce. The diverse initiatives they’ve undertaken demonstrate how different models of upskilling can be successful for businesses across all industries, and we’re proud to share these developments with you.

Earlier this year, we noted how the upskilling movement is gaining momentum, and today’s announcements proves this trend continues. Our thanks to the employers, education providers, and nonprofits who are making this important progress possible. We’re excited to see what the future holds.

For more news and resources, I encourage you to visit upskillamerica.org and check out our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers, which was made possible through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.



Dozens of companies have launched or expanded their #upskilling programs. Check out new examples from @Accenture, @amazon, @Aon_plc, @Boeing, @Discover, @Disney, @manpower, @McDonalds, @NC3partners, @PepsiCo, @Lowes, @UPS, @Walmart, & more!


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