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Skills Development–upskill learners with the technical and interpersonal skills critical to individual and organizational success

Skills Development ProGRAMS

Upskilling: Personalized learner journeys to help learners stay current, improve performance, and advance

Reskilling: New skillsets for learners transitioning to different roles or to keep pace with change

Interpersonal Skills: Change agility, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration

Technical Skills: Alignment with skill gaps in technology, equipment ops, data science, AI, specialized procedures, etc.

Professional Development: Discipline-specific credentialing, continuing education, and certification

Dynamic change over the last several years has highlighted a growing mismatch between the skills employers need and the availability of those skills. This is due to rapid changes in technology, a shifting job market with a growth in gig and remote work, but it is also do to increased awareness that individuals highly value work environments that foster lifelong learning. To compete in this new context, many organizations seek a design and develop a future-ready skills development program for their workforce. 

With learning AdvisoryDesign, and Tech services, AllenComm offers skills learning that is focused on the priorities of both individuals and organizations. Rather than a generic library of basic skills courses, AllenComm designs and develops learner journeys that focus on context-specific skills application and on-the-job performance. It isn’t enough to take inventory, learners need a dynamic, adaptable program focused on key priorities. Our award-winning skills training spans key industries, including financehealthcaremanufacturing, and more. 

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Benefits of Upskilling and Reskilling

1. Build a resilient workforce – Putting your employees through the reskill process regularly will improve their specific skillset and foster their ability to stay relevant in the digital age.

2. Boost collaboration – Allowing employees to explore different skills that are outside their immediate role, helps them gain understanding of other roles and boosts collaboration.

3. Create a culture of learning and a stronger brand – Aligning the skills that are critical to your organization’s success with employee aspirations and interests demonstrates your prioritization in your employees’ growth and development.

How AllenComm Can Help

We use a design-thinking approach to gain a deep understanding of your learners’ habits and behaviors. It might be difficult for your company to identify which skills your employees have, which skills they need, and how to fill the gaps. That is why thorough needs analysis and performance mapping are vital before starting down the path of building an upskilling or reskilling solution.

We will work with you to:

1. Identify the skills your organization needs for future growth

2. Build employee skills through impactful learning experiences

3. Launch tailored learning journeys to close the critical skill gaps

We challenge our clients to think differently. We give recommendations and options based on the wealth of our experience. We’re proud that our clients recognize us as an extended part of their team, committed to their success.

Skills Development FAQ

  • What are the best learning strategies for skills development?

    Help your team members to master new skills with a powerful mix of learning approaches. Help them to set clear goals, embrace a growth mindset, and actively engage through hands-on activities. Include diverse sources like courses, mentors, and social learning as part of their learning journey. Regularly provide feedback to improve, and include ample practice to solidify their skills. Break down complex skills into manageable steps, and celebrate progress to keep learners motivated. This personalized approach ensures continuous skill development. 

  • What are the most common learning needs for interpersonal upskilling/reskilling?

    Interpersonal or soft skills learning typically focuses on active listening skills, communication skills, and empathy development. Conflict resolution skills equip learners to navigate disagreements constructively. Building strong teamwork abilities is crucial for collaboration and achieving shared goals. Finally, emotional intelligence, the ability to manage one’s own emotions and understand those of others, is a valuable asset in any interpersonal interaction.  

  • What are the most common learning needs for technical skills?

    Technical skills learning often focuses on systems training for both industry-standard and proprietary software. Data analysis skills, including using spreadsheets or data visualization tools, are increasingly important. Many learning programs help learners stay updated on emerging technologies like AI or cloud computing. Finally, industry-specific skills are crucial. Graphic designers might target design software, while marketers might focus on content management systems or social media analytics tools.  

  • How can learning technology be used for upskill/reskill learning and development?

    Adaptive learning platforms personalize the learning journey by tailoring content and difficulty to skill level, ensuring efficient learning. Simulations create realistic scenarios for safe practice, allowing learners to experiment and learn from mistakes without real-world consequences. Gamification injects friendly competition and motivation through points, badges, and leaderboards, making learning more engaging. Microlearning delivers bite-sized lessons perfect for busy schedules, while VR/AR technologies can create immersive learning experiences.  

  • What are the deliverables of your advisory projects?​

    Actionable tools, project plansroadmaps, and designs are used to help ensure that recommendations are transferrable to the real world. These will be included with the key recommendations, along with the quantitative and qualitative data that has been gathered. 

  • How can proficiency in skills development and learning be evaluated?

    Automated assessments within eLearning modules test knowledge retention. Simulations and gamified challenges with scoring mechanisms assess real-world skill application. Performance-based assessments using projects or tasks allow learners to demonstrate acquired skills. Peer reviews and collaboration through online communities enable learning from each other and instructor assessment through quality of feedback. Learner analytics track progress, completion rates, and assessment performance, revealing strengths, weaknesses, and overall program effectiveness. Finally, pre-and post-learning assessments measure knowledge gain and program effectiveness.