Upskill with Edtech

Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Lifelong Learner

June 14, 2022 SkillRise Season 3 Episode 1
Upskill with Edtech
Digital Skills for the Future of Work: Lifelong Learner
Show Notes

In our third season, we will explore the new Profile of a Lifelong Learner, a framework that defines the digital skills needed for success in the future of work. Released in late 2020, the Profile includes five Features that unpack the intersection of digital and lifelong learning skills. Nested under each Feature are three Practices - habits that adult learners, job seekers, and workers should develop to thrive at work, in school, and in community life. 

Our hope is that the research-backed Profile will help job seekers, workers, and job coaches build new skills that effectively prepare today’s workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Check out to explore the framework and learn about the methodology for how it was developed. 

In our first episode, we explore the first of five Profile Features: Lifelong Learner. Joining us for the conversation are three of our SkillRise advisors: 

  • Jaime Fall, Director of Upskill America at the Aspen Institute
  • Deb Everhart, Chief Strategy Officer at Credential Engine
  • Orlando Cazarez, Senior Program Manager at the Center for the Future of Arizona

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The importance of lifelong learning. 
  • Why employers are adding educational benefits to their compensation packages
  • How job seekers can be thinking about upskilling, lifelong learning, and how to navigate the new world of work.
  • How credentials and learner employment records can support lifelong learning and skills-based hiring systems.

Notes from Episode 1