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Introducing The Generational Divide!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge |

Today we launch our brand new trend report The Generational Divide! And we’re pretty excited about it…

The UK job market has experienced a historic period of transformation over the last two years, with the fallout from Brexit and Covid-19 inducing a fundamental shift in the priorities of both the employer and the employee. This shift has transformed the working world and the skills it demands and it is now time for the education space to catch up.

As we continue to live through historic times with the UK experiencing the worst labour shortage since the 1990’s, the need to address this skills shortage is critical in tackling this crisis effectively.

It is vital that both educators and employers recognise the individuality of a learning experience, and provide the most accessible route to upskilling and development for all people – which is where The Generational Divide comes in…

In an all-time first, today The Skills Network unveils a report that explores learning through the ages. The research, which was conducted across the four main generational groups, Baby Boomers (57-65 years), Gen X (41-56 years), Millennials (25-40 years), and Gen Z (9-24 years), reveals ground-breaking generational learning preferences and how age needs to be considered in the delivery of training and education.

The report also reveals:

  • The good and the bad of digital learning
  • The power of flexibility in education
  • The role of social media in learning

It is time for a change in education, because we now know that one size will never fit all. Learning must be tailored for every generation of learners to provide the most effective and accessible learning experience for all and to solve our UK skills shortage now.

Mark Dawe, CEO at The Skills Network said: “At the Skills Network we’re passionate about delivering an accessible learning experience to all people who wish to learn. We have spent years honing our content and resources, creating personalised training programs based on AI-driven technology which pinpoints a person’s skillset and skills gap. This comes from a passion for teaching, and the transformative power of education.

“In our continued commitment to this, The Generational Divide now showcases an insight into generational learning never before seen. Revealing the ways our learners need to learn, we hope this report will provide the knowledge for organisations and educators across the country to step up to the mark in the quality of their training and teaching, allowing individuals to gain access to learning that suits them best.”

Download The Generational Divide here.

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