The topic of workforce skills is much talked about, with a number of global organisations, including UNESCO, pointing to the fact that digital skills are becoming a critical requirement for employment.
However, the skills gap is continuing to widen. The workforce of today has been educated for the jobs of yesterday, not tomorrow.
This issue is particularly pressing in the technology sector, with many companies also struggling to bring a balance in diversity. The whole sector is drawing on the same, limited talent pool, looking for graduates to fill in the growing number of vacancies.
Opening the door to the digital economy
At ServiceNow, we have come together with our customers and partners to address the talent challenge in a different way — one that is founded on our core purpose of making the world of work, work better for people.
The ServiceNow Next Gen Program goes a step further by making the world, work better for as many people as possible, opening up the doors for everyone to participate in the digital economy.
Uniquely, Next Gen is designed to help take participants into employment.
But any initiative with this kind of ambition needs more than one company to make a big impact. The tech sector as a whole must work collectively to make technology careers more accessible to diverse groups of people.
That’s why we’ve brought together a wide range of tech employers from our partners and customers to join ServiceNow in tackling the skills shortage head-on.
By tailoring programmes to meet their needs, participants in the Next Gen programme follow a clearly-defined path designed to improve career opportunities in technology, and enables them to actively take part in the digital economy.