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PwC's massive investment in digital upskilling of 17,000 employees

PwC's massive investment in digital upskilling of 17,000 employees


Companies around the world are recognising the imperative of digitally upskilling their workforce to be ready for the myriad changes to arise from the future of work. It’s a cautionary note for all organisations – big and small.

Any company worth is salt is now investing in digital upskilling to maintain a competitive business and continue to engage and develop their employees.

One of the companies embracing the disruption is PwC. Over the next four years, the multinational professional network is committing US$3bn globally in upskilling – including training our people and also developing and sharing technologies to support clients and communities in its digital upskilling programme: New world. New skills.

PwC China’s programme is seeing the digital upskilling of over 17,000 of its people. To ensure its employees understand how technology will change the future and how it can benefit them, PwC China is embracing the need to develop the digital skills of its workforce.

“A major problem in is a growing need to address the skills gap created by automation and a lack of qualified talent. We are determined to provide a multi-platform programme designed to digitally upskill our people,” said Raymund Chao, PwC Asia Pacific and China chairman.

“We want to empower our people with the right mindset and capabilities in data and automation so that we can play a part in shaping the profession of the future with our clients, government agencies and communities, helping to close the skills gap in today’s digital world with new skills and getting ready for the new world,” he added.

It’s become increasingly apparent that one of the world’s most pressing challenges – and one faced by business – is the growing mismatch between the skills people have and those needed for the digital world.

“Upskilling is about creating a culture of continuous learning and curiosity. The programme in China is tailored to local culture and customised to solve important problems for our people, our clients and the communities locally in line with our upskilling commitment across the network,” Chao added.

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