Employment and Jobs

Upskilling in the News: AT&T Invests $1 Billion in Employee Reskilling

March 12, 2018  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news from one of our partners.

AT&T’s reskilling initiative — Future Ready — is a $1 billion web-based, multiyear effort that includes online courses; collaborations with Coursera, Udacity and leading universities; and a career center that allows employees to identify and train for the kinds of jobs the company needs today and down the road. If it succeeds, by 2020 AT&T will have reeducated 100,000 employees for new jobs with cutting-edge skills and, in the process, created the kind of nimble workforce it needs to compete in the 21st century. Click here to learn more.

We are delighted with AT&T’s decision and commend them for joining a growing list of companies committed to advancing the upskilling movement in 2018.

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Making the connection: @ATT is boosting institutional knowledge and employee retention by #upskilling its employees.

“When you have workers that already possess much of what you need, it makes a lot more sense to retrain them than to go out and hire new workers.” Anthony Carnevale @GeorgetownCEW

“When you have engaged employees, that leads to satisfied customers and increased profits for the company. Having a mantra of continuous learning is all part of that equation.” Bill Blase @ATT

 

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