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HUMAN SKILLS TRENDING: HARD TO FIND, EVEN HARDER TO TEACH

Demand for tech and digital skills is growing across all functions in Alberta, yet employers place increasing value on human skills as automation scales and machines prove better at routine tasks.

While 40% of organizations say it is difficult to train in-demand technical skills, 41% said it is even harder to teach the soft skills they need such as analytical thinking and communication.

Candidates who can demonstrate higher cognitive skills, creativity and the ability to process complex information, together with adaptability and likeability, can expect greater success throughout their careers.

By 2030, demand for human skills – social and emotional soft skills – will grow across all industries by 26% in the U.S. and by 22% in Europe.

WORK WITH A STAFFING AGENCY TO CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP

To close the skills gap and help Canadians upgrade their skills and widen their job prospects, Manpower Alberta has launched four training and reskilling programs: Opportunities Knock, Career Leap, emPOWER: Women in Trades, and Tech Careers.

With locations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer, Manpower Alberta guides eligible associates through soft and hard skills training. Program graduates gain employment in a vast variety of fields from entry-level work to engineers and professionals.

Strength your skills portfolio, expand your career opportunities, and increase your earning potential with a staffing agency.

Visit our Opportunities Knock, Career Leap, emPOWER, and Tech Careers websites for more information on these programs.

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