The latest jobs reports exposed a major Skills Gap.
Seems obvious, doesn’t it?
That the college system is failing. That companies under-invest in training.
We know all this.
But there’s a problem to all this talk of skill gap.
It’s that it’s not the fault of the education system or companies. It’s the fault of people.
It’s up to each of us to learn the skills we need to succeed. You can’t rely on the system. You can’t rely on someone else. You have to do it yourself.
The problem is none of this Gap crap. It’s like blaming growing obesity on poor food education. No. It’s on over-eating and under-exercising. The same is true with the skills gap.
We have to become life-long learners. If we’re to keep up in times of ever-increasing change we need to keep stepping it up. We need to keep learning, growing, developing.
It’s that simple. Unfortunately most people are being left behind because they are waiting for someone else to teach them what they need. The winners know it’s always up to you.