EdTech can, and will, play an essential role in tackling a number of society’s biggest issues. From talent shortages, upskilling, and reskilling to our own competitive positioning and understanding of new business models.
Renowned digital academies like Winc Academy, Growth Tribe and Codam have all found notable and valuable success in nurturing some of Europe’s finest new talent, while also providing access to learning resources that may previously have been reserved for more privileged demographics.
Upskilling and reskilling can be significantly streamlined by utilising EdTech programmes. When it comes to unearthing and training talent to deal with emerging technologies—a recent example being surging demand for roles linked to the clean energy transition—it will be vital in keeping the Netherlands at the forefront of what is possible in terms of this latest tech.
Reskilling is a constantly shifting process. Traditional education only provides learning until your mid-20s, but career choices and job demand, driven by new technologies, change multiple times throughout a person’s life. That means EdTech holds a pivotal role in the learning, unlearning and relearning of talent to not just deal with new technology, but to allow for smoother transitions into new roles once old ones have become obsolete.
We now have innovations that we couldn’t have dreamed of ten years ago, and a strong EdTech sector will aid us in building an earlier, clearer and ultimately priceless understanding of them going forward. Things like blockchain, A.I. robotics, data, metaverse and cloud software have all quickly risen to prominence, the ability to rapidly reskill and upskill in accordance will make us a truly competitive player among our European neighbours, and across the whole world.