IT Skills Training Trends: 2020 and 2021

Last updated on May 26, 2021913
  • Ways to Prepare for a Better Career in 2021
  • Top Career Choices and Certifications for 2021
  • Value of Upskilling in 2021

About the Report

2020 has been a tumultuous year. Even before the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world was changing rapidly around us, from digitization to rapid enterprise transformation to innovation in almost every sphere of technology. The global pandemic accelerated these changes by forcing businesses in every industry to change the way they work, what goods and services they offer, and how they offer them. Economic growth in 2019 slowed from its pace in the preceding years, but the effect of the pandemic and the lockdowns starting in early 2020 turned slow growth into a sharp contraction. A number of workers lost their jobs and the ones who didn’t begin to worry whether their jobs were secure. Still, in several industries, the demand for workers increased in response to the changes in business models.

This report puts the focus on how people have to adapt to this ecosystem today. Changing business focus and resulting changes to job requirements are prompting workers to pick up new skills to ensure that they prepare not only for today but for an ever-changing future.

As we approached 2021, Simplilearn decided to take the pulse of our large global ecosystem to find out how 2020 has affected work environments and what its members are doing to prepare for the various eventualities that they foresee in 2021. We surveyed our learners and our enterprise customers regarding how they felt about 2020, what they feel about

2021, and what they are going to do to make 2021 turn out better.

More than 500 Simplilearn learners, comprising both individual and corporate learners, responded to the survey. Download the survey report now to understand the challenges of 2020 and their outcome and solution for 2021, the most effective way of upskilling for 2021, the top careers for 2021 and more. 

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