Presented data from more than 100 million users is a great way to show an industry progress. Coursera – one of the top ranked online learning platforms analyzes the data in 3 skill areas in their Global Skills Report for 2022.
The main 3 skill areas Coursera focuses on in the report are:
- Data Science
Now, why these 3 skills specifically? According to the report, there are an estimated 85 million jobs that might disappear, while 97 million new ones are expected to take place. So naturally, these new jobs will most likely be connected to the 3 most popular skill areas mentioned above.
Top Findings of the Global Skills Report
As we know, the way of work is changing and reskilling is always a good idea. To widen your employment options and what is trending on the market you should inform yourself. So, what will come in more handy than a Global Skills Report like this one?
Let’s take a look at some of the top findings regarding this report.
Digital Skills as a Shared Language
The modern economy has one language that everyone should speak – digital skills. You don’t need to learn coding, but you should have basic knowledge of digital skills. In the last year, students/workers were reskilling mostly in two domains: data science and technology. To be more precise probability and statistics (technical computer science).
Women’s Interest Increases
Two years ago the participation of women in overall course enrollments was 38%. Last year, the number increased to 45%, and this year that number is 47%. Although globally, the women’s interest in STEM courses is lagging behind.
Developing Countries Have Highest Learner Growth
The number of learners has increased in every region worldwide, but there were significant increases in Asia Pacific and Africa. The focus of the learners was high in business skills proficiency, but low in data science and technology.
Europe as a Leader in Skills Proficiency
The report showed that 7 of the top 10 performing countries are located in Europe. Moreover, Switzerland is the highest on the list in skills proficiency.
Developed Countries vs Developing Ones
Learners from developed countries enrolled more in courses related to human skills like storytelling and flexibility. While learners from the developing countries enrolled in Coursera’s digital skills courses.
The U.S. Steady in Overall Skill Proficiency Ranking
According to the report the U.S. maintains the same 29th position. Interesting catch is that the learners showed more interest in business skills than last year. But on the other hand the U.S. fell behind other developed countries in data science and technology skills, as well as software development/engineering and math.