Welcoming the era of the work-life-learn balance
In the past decade, we have seen an unprecedented acceleration in our willingness to consider new ways of living and working. Technology continues to expand our horizons, sparking our inherent human ambition to craft our own careers. New generations are pivoting towards a ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ approach to professional pursuits because of the thrill of flexibility, dynamism, and opportunity it provides.
As we settle into the era of work-life-learn balance, the incentive for businesses and brands to attract and create better informed and more efficient employees increases. With a reported three-quarters of employees willing to upskill on their own, organisations are looking at how to leverage flexible and focused training to enhance and retain talent.
Global company PwC is one of the Australian networks proactively committed to constant upskilling across many facets, including technology. The team have dedicated $3 billion over the next few years to their employee’s education and capability. In fact, PwC’s 2018 CEO Survey identified Australian CEOs are concerned by the lack of key skill availability, not only in digital but also ‘human’ areas such as creativity, agility, problem solving and collaboration. The majority also recognise the need for ongoing reskilling efforts to foster growth and accept responsibility for retraining employees whose jobs may be significantly affected by technology.
As one of Australia’s leading lights of learning, the University of Melbourne is perfectly placed to offer today’s workforce tangible new ways to stay both competitive and relevant. Offering cutting-edge, bite-sized microcredentials spanning a host of forward thinking and future proof fundamentals, the University of Melbourne’s MicroCerts ensure professionals are equipped with in-demand skills for their job now, and help build a diverse skill-set for the future.
As Simon Bell, Head of the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education (MSPACE) at the University of Melbourne, puts it:
“We’re calling upon our full catalogue of knowledge, insights and a worldwide network to provide learning opportunities that today’s students demand. We understand the importance of building new capabilities that satisfy the needs of individuals and industries alike, as they work together to craft satisfying, productive and sustainable careers.”
Snackable, authenticated and applicable training modules are becoming increasingly paramount to workplace success. Melbourne MicroCerts are designed to match the need for timely education with the tangible outcomes sought by industries in real time.
In the brave new world where change is fast and an ability to adapt is considered an advantage, individuals need to change the way they connect, learn and earn. From technology and sustainability to leadership and power skills, Melbourne MicroCerts equip you with in-demand skills and knowledge for business and beyond.
With special thanks to:
- Head of Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education (MSPACE), Simon Bell, the University of Melbourne
- Hall, D. T., & Mirvis, P. H. (1995). The new career contract: Developing the whole person at midlife and beyond. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 47, 269-289.