With more than 830 million members in 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn’s data about the jobs that its members occupy are as current as the frequency by which its members update their profiles. With its acquisition of Lynda.com in 2015, LinkedIn Learning offers more than 16,000 business, design, and tech online courses. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, LinkedIn disclosed $11.5 billion in revenues in 2021.
Throughout the years, I have enjoyed reading some of the detailed education research reports from BMO Capital Markets Corp. analyst Jeffrey Silber. His recently issued paper, The Upskilling and Reskilling Sector: Bridging the Gap, is extremely insightful on many fronts.
When I selected the words “upskilling and reskilling” as the terms for a Google search, I quickly received links to more than 2 million sources, the most popular of which were links to articles from very large consulting firms.