Everybody learns at their own pace, and technology often develops at a rate faster than any one person can keep up with.
Frankly, improving your digital skills can be scary to some employees. It is easy to get overwhelmed by new software applications, marketing platforms, and the ever-creepy Internet Of Things.
But if you keep a tight focus, employees at every level of business can improve their digital skills.
After all, technology exists to assist us and make our jobs easier. If your digital skills are not on point for your profession, you are going to lose your job.
Every aspect of your job nowadays requires some level of digital skills.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a roofer, retailer, or corporate CEO—your job requires some level of digital skill.
In fact statistics show that in Sub-saharan there are significant gaps in education that have led to labor market implications, and education experts fear that many Africans are not learning the skills they need for 21st-century jobs.
The World Bank’s most recent Future of Work in Africa report, published on June 21, 2020, uses self-reported data on LinkedIn users from 27 countries across sub-Saharan Africa to better understand the level of digital skills held by workers in the market.
Each country observed had at least 100,000 members who were currently in the labor force (ages 15-65).
While LinkedIn data is only available for the small, nonrandom subset of African populations using the platform and is correspondingly biased towards white-collar professionals employed in technology-intensive sectors, the data still offer valuable information on skills attainment where other sources of data are limited.
And as everything gets disrupted by technology, your organization needs to stay current.,your competitors will pass you by.
As Humphrey Bogart notes in Casablanca, “It might not be today or tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.” Don’t let a lack of digital skills become a great regret.
Today, Social Media platforms are a great tool that can help you boost your digital skills through the different learning programs they offer to help you learn and teach digital skills including free courses, online training and certifications.
For most businesses, social media works as a marketing tool and statistics show that a whopping 93% of marketers worldwide are using social media business & in 2022, almost 92% of marketers who work for companies with more than 100 employees are expected to start using social media for marketing. This goes to show the huge potential that lies in Social media.
To help your teams achieve this, join us for an in-person training series designed to connect you with content that relates to the changing digital dynamics, to suit small and medium sized business owners seeking to create an impact in the digital space.
This 3-day digital skills session will be held in partnership with WYLDE International and Meta.inc.
The session is also designed to help you create a business impact in the digital space through Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
When: 28th, 29th and 30th November
Where: Nairobi Garage // Spring Valley
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm