Upskilling: A Forever Journey for Today’s Companies

IMAGINiT Technoloiges

Attracting and retaining talent are top challenges for companies across industries worldwide. Talent shortages delay projects and hamper innovation goals. Training is more important than ever, since jobs are evolving more rapidly than in the past. 

To address the talent crisis, many organizations view upskilling as a key strategy. According to Autodesk’s 2024 State of Design and Make study, over three quarters of survey respondents (77%) believe that upskilling is important, but only 38% have the necessary skills and resources to design internal training programs. This is a challenge that is seen at firms worldwide. 

Source: Autodesk 2024 State of Design & Make

To upskill employees, many companies are turning to online learning and third-party training platforms. This gives teams access to the information they need when they need it. 

A great example is a leading Canadian multidisciplinary engineering and environmental consulting firm that has hundreds of design professionals using different Autodesk design tools, including AutoCAD, Revit, Plant 3D, Civil 3D, and Navisworks. 

The company contracted with IMAGINiT to provide tools that would enable employees to identify their learning gaps, develop custom training paths, and participate in online learning aligned with their unique needs. 

IMAGINiT’s KnowledgeSmart Assessment Services allow employees to check their skills on various Autodesk software tools. This serves as a sort of “express lane,” identifying the best training path that will get employees the knowledge they need faster. 

Based on the results of the KnowledgeSmart Assessments, employees can use IMAGINiT’s ProductivityNOW eLearning and support platform which offers self-paced learning content on Autodesk software, as well as thousands of online training demonstrations, white paper, and other resources. It also includes access to IMAGINiT’s experienced support team via phone, email, or chat. 

For this company, within a two-month period, employees had taken enough classes to completely refund the annual investment. Team members are more confident in their skills, and they have the tools needed to answer questions or solve problems that might arise during their work. Giving staff more control over their professional development enhances employee retention and is attractive to candidates applying for open positions. 

Upskilling is a never-ending journey for organizations who want to stay ahead of client needs and maintain employee satisfaction. The good news is that technology solutions exist that can simplify that journey. To learn more about how IMAGINiT can help, please contact us. 

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