Docebo, cloud-based enterprise learning platform provider will offer mobile learning to Russia via a new partnership with Competentum. The partnership will add Docebo’s learning platform, with  learning management system (LMS), social and informal learning modalities and performance tracking to Competentum’s portfolio.

Competentum provides employee development technology in the Russian market for 25 years. Docebo’s platform fills a gap in the Russian marketplace for impactful social and informal learning modalities. Combined with Competentum’s expertise in Russian market, the partnership will have better learner experiences.

“Russian digital learning and HR-tech markets are changing dramatically,” says Evgeniy Sandomirskiy, Director, Competentum Russia. “Our customers now want to see a full range of up-to-date scalable solutions and not just separate software products. Our range of solutions including talent management software and e-learning content is now complemented with a disruptive next-gen technology offered with the Docebo learning platform.

In addition, Docebo’s learning platform will also provide a scalable pricing model, robust set of integrations and APIs, fully Russian interface, reliable support in Russia and is in complete compliance with GDPR.


Trinity Ventures leads $6.5 million investment in the digital health platform adopted by large enterprises to prevent musculoskeletal injuries among their workforce. Worklete offers a digital health platform designed to prevent musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) among labor intensive workforces.

Employers typically realize upwards of 50 percent decreases in injuries and resulting claims, leading to triple-digit return on the Worklete investment. Worklete’s digital health platform integrates into the complex workflows of their enterprise clients.

Savings come from reduced workers compensation claims at work, fewer injury claims outside of work, and lower indirect costs stemming from injuries. Worklete is also well-received by employees: 96 percent of users claim to like or love the platform since it helps them stay healthy and injury-free.

“Since partnering with Worklete, our overexertion and musculoskeletal injuries decreased by over 60% in the first year following implementation. We have been able to sustain this improved performance thanks to consistent messaging, fantastic employee reception and engagement, and our ability to track participation through reporting,” said Tim Smith, Vice President of Safety at Hub Group, Inc. “Worklete has been a crucial block in the foundation of our impactful safety culture that improves our team member's lives, both at work and at home. It’s even more exciting to see the new developments within the Worklete platform that will help us continue to raise our performance goals and driver engagement.”

Worklete launched commercially at the end of 2015. Clients include multiple large, multinational enterprises, including Nestle Waters and Penske Logistics. Twenty thousand front line employees engaged in physically demanding jobs are actively using the platform today. The company is averaging an 85% pilot-to-customer conversion rate, spurring revenue growth of more than 500 percent over the past 12 months.

Upwork’s quarterly report on the 20 fastest growing skills was released. It sheds light on new and emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labor market and tech industry.  The 20 fastest-growing freelance skills in Q2 2018 experienced more than 150 percent year-over-year growth, while demand for the top ten skills grew more than 500 percent compared to the same time period last year (Q2 2017).

The top 20 fastest-growing skills:

  1. Blockchain
  2. Google Cloud Platform
  3. Volusion
  4. Risk management
  5. Product photography
  6. Rapid prototyping
  7. Google App Engine API
  8. SCORM
  9. GitLab
  10. Go development
  11. Apple UIKit
  12. Enterprise architecture
  13. Tensorflow
  14. Atlassian Confluence
  15. Apple Xcode
  16. eLearning
  17. Customer retention
  18. Articulate storyline
  19. Node.js
  20. Scala development

Upwork’s Key Insights
1-Fortune 500 companies continue to incorporate blockchain into existing infrastructure
Blockchain (#1) topped the list as the fastest-growing skill in Q2 out of more than 5,000 on for the second consecutive quarter. Its year-over-year growth has exceeded 2,000 percent for the past four quarters, and it experienced more than 3,500 percent year-over-year growth in Q2.

Blockchain (a decentralized way to record information digitally) shows huge potential for businesses, causing a spike in demand for experts familiar with the technology. A recent Deloitte survey found that 74 percent of all respondents said their organizations see a “compelling business case” for the use of blockchain. This is supported by announcements from Fortune 500 companies such as Google, who just announced support for distributed ledger technology frameworks on Google Cloud Platform (#2), Amazon ($AMZN), EY and Microsoft ($MSFT). Gartner anticipates blockchain’s business value-add will grow to slightly over $360 billion by 2026, then surge to more than $3.1 trillion by 2030, and blockchain has been the no. 1 search term on since January 2017.

Go development (#10) (a programming language that can be used to create a blockchain), also appeared on the list.

2- eLearning soars as society move towards a model of lifelong learning
As work changes, 54 percent of the U.S. workforce are not very confident that the work they do will exist in 20 years. Reskilling is critical, and eLearning (#16) has become a key method in staying up-to-date with emerging skills and industry best practices. eLearning-related skills, including SCORM (#8) (a set of technical standards for eLearning software products) and Articulate Storyline (#18) (a software for creating interactive courses) both saw a surge in Q2. Businesses are enlisting freelance specialists to create strategies and solutions that provide on-the-job training for employees, who are almost half as likely as freelancers to participate in skill-related education.

3- eCommerce continues to see gains over physical retail
Online shopping makes up 13 percent of retail sales worldwide, and its share has steadily increased over the past decade. Greater Internet access and technology improvements have made online shopping more convenient, and eCommerce platform Volusion (#3) is rapidly growing as more small and medium-sized businesses look to set up online stores. Its growth spiked during the same quarter the company announced the successful migration of its 30,000 eCommerce stores to Google Cloud Platform (#2), the second fastest-growing skill in Q2. Product photography (#5) also appeared on the list for the first time as sellers look to specialists who can produce quality product images, which 67 percent of people rate more important than product information, detailed descriptions and reviews.

4-Product and integration announcements from WWDC spur growth
Xcode (#15) is an integrated development environment (IDE) for macOS that enables you to create apps using Swift (Apple’s programming language) for all Apple platforms, including macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Companies are seeking freelance developers with Xcode knowledge to build their apps, causing an increase in demand for the skill during the same quarter Apple announced Xcode 10 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). UIKit (#11) (a framework that is part of Xcode and allows you to construct and manage a user interface for all iOS and tvOS apps) also saw high growth last quarter, making its first appearance on the list.

Apple also announced an Xcode integration with GitLab (#9) that makes it easier to work with Xcode projects hosted in the popular Git repository manager. In addition to importing more than 100,000 repositories from GitHub following the competitor’s impending acquisition by Microsoft, GitLab experienced a surge in demand on Upwork in Q2, indicating its growing popularity among the development community. GitLab then shared plans to migrate its code repositories from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform (#2), which also saw a pop in demand this quarter following the news.

5-Independent professionals serve integral role in risk management alongside CROs
Risk management (#4), which involves understanding, analyzing and addressing risk to ensure an organization achieves its goals, saw a surge in demand in Q2, earning it a spot on the index for the first time. With heightened scrutiny across every aspect of business, companies are putting greater emphasis on overall risk management, and having an independent risk management function is a regulatory expectation today, according to Deloitte’s Global Risk Management Survey. From the same study, 72 percent of institutions reported that their board risk committee is chaired by an independent director, while 67 percent have a risk management expert on their committee.

6-New Google developments cause increased demand for programmers
Specialists for TensorFlow (#13) (Google’s machine learning platform for the masses) continue to be in high-demand as companies leverage the framework to build natural language processing apps, recommendation engines, image recognition software and other applications powered by machine learning. There was also notable demand for developers with expertise in Node.js (#19) (a popular runtime environment), which Google Cloud announced support for in its App Engine (a fully-managed application platform that lets you deploy web and mobile applications without worrying about the infrastructure). As a result, Google’s App Engine API (#7) also saw tremendous growth.

Relevant Course List
Fifty-five percent of freelancers participated in skill-related education in the last six months versus only 30 percent of non-freelancers. Also on the rise is eLearning -- an industry that has reportedly grown 900 percent since 2000 and a popular method of staying up-to-date with new and emerging skills.

Here is a list of relevant online courses for the top 20 fastest-growing skills on Upwork in Q2 2018:

  1. Become a Blockchain Developer (Udacity)
  2. Architecting with Google Cloud Platform Specialization (Coursera)
  3. How to Create an Online Store. Volusion eCommerce Scratch (Udemy)
  4. Risk Assessment and Management (Pluralsight)
  5. Product Photography that Sells: Product Shots for Video (SkillShare)
  6. Rapid Prototyping by Google (Udacity)
  7. Open APIs: Introducing Google Cloud Platform (Coursera)
  8. Learning SCORM and Tin Can API (
  9. Mastering Git (Pluralsight)
  10. Web Development with Google's Go (Golang) Programming Language (Udacity)
  11. UIKit Fundamentals: Learn the iOS User Interface Library (Udacity)
  12. Lean and Agile Enterprise Architecture: Getting Started (Pluralsight)
  13. Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform Specialization (Coursera)
  14. Intro to Confluence (Server Version) (SkillShare)
  15. Introduction to Xcode (SkillShare)
  16. e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age (Coursera)
  17. Customer Success: How to Reduce Churn and Increase Customer Retention (Udemy)
  18. Learn to create eLearning courses using Articulate Storyline (Udemy)
  19. Server-side Development with NodeJS, Express and MongoDB (Coursera)
  20. Scala for Java Developers (SkillShare)

The Upwork Skills Index calculates year-over-year growth rates based on freelancer billings through Upwork in Q2 2018 versus Q2 2017. The next quarterly Upwork Skills Index will be released fall 2018.


The Top 100 Learning Organization Rankings to be Revealed August 27th 

The Elearning! Media Group revealed the Learning! 100 top learning organizations finalists for 2018. The final rankings will be celebrated at the Learning! 100 Awards Reception and Ceremony on August 27th in Alexandria, VA at the Hilton Mark Center. The event is co-located with ADL’s iFest event. 

“The Learning! 100 recognizes the top 100 global learning organizations for high performance. These organizations are innovative, collaborative and have a truly immersive learning culture,” reports Catherine Upton, Award Chairperson.  “Organizations from 6 to 2 million employees are among the finalists this year proving size does not matter when it comes to making a difference in learning.”

This year, the Learning! 100 Award’s Opening Keynote will be Sae Schatz, Director of Advanced Distributive Learning Initiative. Her Keynote will kick off the Learning! 100 Seminar Series themed “Destination 2025.”   Learning! 100 leaders will present insights, advice and lessons learned over the coming months.  

“The Learning! 100 Seminar Series is a valuable resource for learning professionals to share, network and learn from the world’s learning elite, says Jerry Roche, Executive Director, Elearning! Media Group. The forum is easily accessible to leaders and their teams and provides real-world advice on challenges our industry faces.

2018 Learning! 100 Finalists

In its 8 year, the Learning! 100 are comprised of 60 corporate enterprises and 40 public sector organizations.  This year’s Corporate finalists are:



African Global Operations

Agilent Technologies

Amazon Web Svcs

American Credit

Acceptance, part of The Johnson Group


Brown & Brown Insurance



Choice Hotels Intl


Coupa Software



Dine Aware


DR Pepper Snapple


First Insight Corporation G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.

Global Council of Corporate Universities

Global Mindset




IBM Integrated Manufacturing and Assembly



Lehigh Valley Hospital Network  


Lloyd's Banking Group


Institute of Learning


Mercy Technology Services MITEL

Navy Federal Credit Union 



Progressive Insurance



RBC Financial

Robbins Research

Rogers Communications


Salesforce Scripps Health Shaw Industries Group, Inc.



The Corridor Group



United Electric Supply UnitedHealthcare VCA Inc.



Watco Companies, LLC WD-40 Company


Public Sector finalists are:

American Heart Assoc

American Society of Assoc Executives

Canadian Marketing Assoc

Defense Security Services Center for Development of Security Excellence

E-learning for Kids

Federal Government Distance Learning Assoc

George Mason University


International Society of Technology in Learning

Khan Academy

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASCAR Event Management

National Training & Simulation Assoc

NATO Allied Command Transformation 

Personnel Board of Jefferson County

Team Orlando

U.S. Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Defense Acquisition Academy

U.S. Navy

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

University of Arizona

University of Central Florida

USC's Institute for Creative Technologies 

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States 

Western Governors University

William & Mary University

YMCA of San Diego County


Previous honorees include Amazon, American Heart Association, Cisco, Khan Academy, NASA and Zappos. View previous winners at: 

About the Learning! 100 Awards

The Elearning! Media Group’s (EMG) Learning! 100 Awards recognize excellence in learning across enterprises that invest in a truly immersive learning culture. Learning! 100 Awards recognize the top 100 organizations for their best-in-class learning and development programs, enabling learning culture that creates outstanding organizational performance. Whether your firm is large or small, learning is departmentled or enterprise-wide, you should consider applying for the Learning! 100 Awards.

The Learning! 100 are honored at the annual awards reception and ceremony. They are also featured in articles, Web seminars, conference sessions hosted across the year by Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines.

About Elearning! Media Group 

Elearning! Media Group (EMG), owned by B2B Media Group, LLC, a privately held trade media company. A 24-time award-winning media brand, EMG consists of 11 media products including:

Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! eMagazine, Alert, Edge eNewsletter,, Elearning! Web Seminar Series, Enterprise Learning! Events, Best of Elearning! Awards, Learning! Champion and Learning! 100 Awards. Elearning! Media Group serves the $243 billion enterprise learning market. In combination, these brands reach more than 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals, all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning and workplace technologies across their organizations each year. Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at:; on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELC17; via Facebook:

Elearning!-Magazine; and, LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events.


Augmented Reality has arrived. There are so many possibilities.

But what’s working. View this detailed infographic from SPOKE that maps the Applications, Tools, Devices, Inputs and Outputs of AR.

View the Infographic HERE.

The UpsideLMS-BizLibrary partnership will give UpsideLMS' clients and prospects unlimited access to BizLibrary’s award-winning online training library containing more than 6,500 video lessons and courses on a diverse range of topics.

A leading provider of learning-technology solutions to organisations worldwide, UpsideLMS has recently added new ready-to-use, off-the-shelf course- and video-based training content to its business portfolio as a part of its partnership with BizLibrary. Founded in 1996 by Dean Pichee, a successful entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the training industry, BizLibrary, today, offers a large selection of topics important to global businesses today such as Business Skills, HR Compliance, Leadership and Management, Information Technology, Workplace Safety, and beyond.

The BizLibrary content meets the needs of all types of learners from short, micro-video lessons, to more in-depth video courses, interactive video programs and eLearning courses and is accredited and approved for HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society from Human Resources Management (SHRM). Many of the lessons and courses include additional support materials to extend the learning process to classroom and blended learning uses. In addition, this mobile-friendly micro-learning content is delivered in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese and additional localisation is available upon request.

Through the global partnership, UpsideLMS will offer BizLibrary's entire suite of training content, with more than 6,500 video lessons and courses on a diverse range of topics, to its client and prospects across the world. Upon purchase, the videos/ courses will be delivered to the clients through UpsideLMS' SaaS Learning Management System with support for Online, Offline, Formal, Informal and Mobile learning.

Speaking about the partnership, Amit Gautam, Director - UpsideLMS, said, "In today's fast-moving, fast-evolving world, everything, including training content, needs to be delivered at the speed of light. Further, it needs to be bite-sized to cater to our short attention spans yet fulfill the learning need and be available at our fingertips! BizLibrary with its wide library of multi-device, micro-learning courses and videos enables organizations to do just that (and more!). Our partnership with BizLibrary complements our tech portfolio of a Learning Management System and a Mobile LMS app perfectly, and to our clients and prospects, it offers a one-stop-shop for all their learning/ training needs."

Dean Pichee,  BizLibrary Founder and CEO, adds to this. “We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with UpsideLMS and extend the reach of our award-winning content library. Our in-depth library of short, video-based lessons is both engaging and effective which leads to improved performance and drives measurable business results.”

BizLibrary titles can be checked out on the UpsideLMS website by clicking here.

About BizLibrary

BizLibrary is a leading provider of online learning for growing organizations. Through our partnerships, clients receive access to the award-winning online library that engages employees of all levels.  Covering a large selection of topics important to global businesses today such as business skills, HR compliance, leadership and management, information technology, workplace safety, and beyond. Optimized for modern learning, BizLibrary offers content in a variety of languages and formats spanning from micro-video lessons, to more in-depth video courses, and interactive video programs. The content library is accredited and approved for HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society from Human Resources Management (SHRM).


Speakers: Sam Adkins, Founder, Metaari

Date: Sept 13, 2018  10 AM – 11 AM PST

Astonishing innovations are coming on the market at a rapid rate and learning teams are grappling with all the options. AI, Machine Learning, VR, and AR are crossing over into consumer-like applications that  are impacting the future of learning.

In this session, Sam Adkins, chief researcher and founder of Metaari Research (formerly Ambient Insights), will reveal advanced learning technologies entering the L&D arena. These applications are in play now by global developers with surprising results.  Join this session to discover how learner retention, engagement and performance can be elevated by leveraging these techniques.

Bonus: Attend the live session and receive a complimentary report from Metaari Research.

About Sam Adkins

Sam S. Adkins is the Founder and Chief Researcher at Metaari (formerly Ambient Insights.) Sam has been providing market research on the learning technology industries for over twenty years and has been involved with digital training technology for over thirty-five years.  Previously, Sam managed the team that built the world's first commercial online learning business (The Microsoft Online Learning Institute) for Microsoft. He was also Senior Instructional Designer at United Airlines and the manager of the Instructional Animation Lab at AT&T's central computer-based training (CBT) facility.

 Sponsored by D2L





By Michael Croft

This is a punch line you’re going to love – effective and engaging corporate training. To think of corporate training as Activity Streams offers interesting insights on improving capability and skills gap challenges. Activity Streams are online activities performed by individuals and captured in digital form. A Twitter feed is an example. Facebook’s aggregated news feed also falls under the umbrella. So how is a Twitter feed a model for modern corporate training? It’s a good question, so let’s dig in.

A feed, or stream, pulls information from multiple sources and presents relevant information to you, based on your interests and preferences. These streams can be generated from a wide variety of activities across contexts, locations and devices. Activity Streams in business act in the same way. Business processes resemble Activity Streams, yet, much of corporate training to date has been managed with didactic Learning Management Systems (LMS) separated from business processes. However, there is growing aspiration to map business processes and workflows into customizable, training for employees. This is where Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) fall short. It’s a cyclical process of competency and skill progression that can be measured against bona fide business needs.

Business Process Modeling (BPM) is the analysis of business processes and the mapping of these processes to activities that accomplish the objectives of an organization. When thinking about corporate training as Activity Streams, imagine mapping BPM flows to learning paths. Simply put, we should think about corporate training curriculums as learning paths that resemble business processes and workflows that map appropriate learning tools to points in the flow.

There’s a great opportunity to include Just In Time (JIT) training here as well. JIT training is effective when treated as reflective practice. In other words, training that occurs externally or adjacent to business processes provides contextual relevancy for the learner, while also encouraging reflection. It does this by reinforcing training at just the right point in the flow to maximize skills retention. 

Data captured from Activity Streams can be de-identified or anonymized, while maintaining value for specific business workflows and processes that address “skills supply chain” challenges. This may require rethinking how your internal processes can be structured as streams of activities that correlate to training objectives.

When you think about structuring processes in terms of outcomes, both processes and outcomes are often improved. In turn, corporate training is aligned with best practices for operating your business. This advances training efficiency by 1) removing non-critical training components and 2) targeting domain expertise as it relates to your specific business needs.

Training as Activity Streams also encourages a more holistic training architecture. To capture learning moments from an Activity Stream within a business process requires portability and tools. Most learning platforms are architected to manage non-personalized, mass user training delivery in a linear format, and are therefore fundamentally flawed to properly handle agile Activity Streams. We know businesses operate much differently through: competing priorities that shift, agile methods, and hyper-specialization of tasks. A corporate training architecture that supports such a dynamic environment doesn’t look much like a platform, it looks more like an ecosystem of integrable, composable and educational building blocks.

These building blocks are smart tools that take advantage of technology such as IoT, Bots and AI. IoT, or Internet of Things, allows physical integration with digital data streams. For example, a pipe sensor can send temperature and pressure information over the internet. Tools can talk to this sensor and can feed real data into a training simulation. Similar use cases arise with healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, environment, education and other industry trainings.

Bots are taking on new forms, including virtual assistants and new communication channels. A bot can send messages to other bots and systems, streamlining communication across preferred messaging applications. Artificial Intelligence (AI) uses big data to extrapolate intelligent responses based on specific criterion. Leveraging just a few of these technologies provides a powerful ecosystem that can be harnessed to drive Activity Stream based corporate training for your organization.

This is not aspirational – these technologies and tools exist today. However, they are not being leveraged for corporate training. Using these types of technologies offers “cumulative advantage” over “competitive advantage.” This means you don’t have to displace what you have, but you can increase the quality and effectiveness of your training now by successive and timely additions.

Keep what you know but evolve with an Activity Stream approach. You may find over time you can begin to displace your traditional corporate training methods, and your bottom line will thank you for it.


Michael D. Croft is a serial entrepreneur who bootstrapped a multimillion-dollar software company before funding and launching his current company, Volute, a new digital ecosystem for education. Prior to starting his first company, Croft was a software developer and architect for 12 years, holding multiple professional certifications and a vision for new business models.

Croft’s ideas have been published in trade journals and he has spoken on education panels for Online / Outsourced Program Management (OPM). He also presented his education ecosystem technology at MIT Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab. He has provided technology consultation to United Nations Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization (IREO), and recently earned a patent for his technology.

Croft is passionate about transforming higher education and corporate training that maps to real world business and data. His mission is to “capture learning moments when and where they happen” using “composable education” regarding learner engagement and portability of corporate training.

Company website:



Research released today identifies the key attributes and skills that large companies look for when hiring new candidates. The research, which was commissioned by Kingsley Leadership Academy and carried out on over 200 C-suite staff, found that:

  • Only 12 per cent of staff view grades as an important aspect when hiring a new employee;
  •  ‘Work ethic’ (60 per cent) and ‘teamwork’ (45 per cent) were selected as the most important skills;
  • Over half of professional services (55 per cent) and manufacturing companies (58 per cent) state that ‘leadership’ is the most important skill
  • Only two of the 14 industries polled, think that grades are looked upon most favourably by the hiring team
  • The research also found that most large companies look at a candidate’s grades only to see where their expertise lies and when interviewing for a leadership role, they would opt for someone who can exemplify creativity, people management and cognitive flexibility.  It also offered some insight into what large companies would like schools to do to prepare graduates for the world of work. Overwhelmingly, most respondents believe that schools should be teaching students the specific skills they will need in their future careers, and surprisingly, a majority of legal organisations feel that schools should allow students to pursue their interests. Arthur Carmazzi, global top 10 leadership thought leader and developer of a new education model applied at Leadership Academy, commented, “Over 80 per cent of large companies recognise that developing qualities of a future leader is an essential part of a child’s education, with most C-suite staff advising recent graduates who wish to reach a leadership role to think outside the box as much as possible. “In many ways, current school systems are outdated and not preparing children to succeed in this way; encouragingly, however, this research highlights what potential employers are looking for, and in doing so, identifies the areas where schools could be doing more to prepare children for a successful career and future.”  \

    Visit for more information.


    Career Builder released a list of top jobs that don’t require a degree AND pay $20 per hour or more. These jobs pay well; have grown over the last five years; are projected to grow over the next five years and don’t require a college degree.

    “The path to success is different for everyone,”….


     In the market for a job where you can make a good living, but don’t need a college diploma to qualify for it? CareerBuilder published a new hot list of ten jobs that:

  • pay ~$20 or more per hour
  • have grown over the last five years
  • are projected to grow over the next five years
  • don’t require a college degree
  • “The path to success is different for everyone,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “You can build a lucrative career through apprenticeships, post-secondary certificates or on-the-job training. There is significant demand for workers in everything from skilled trades to technology and health-related fields, and you can get your foot in the door without a formal degree.”

    The following includes historical and projected growth rates and average hourly earnings for in-demand occupations. It also provides the typical entry-level education requirement, though this may vary depending on the employer.


    Growth in Jobs


    Total No. of Jobs in 2018

    Total No. of Jobs in 2022

    Growth in Jobs


    Average Hourly Earnings











    High School Diploma &


    Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters








    High School Diploma & Apprenticeship

    Computer User Support Specialists








    Some College

    Industrial Machinery Mechanics








    High School Diploma &

    On-the-Job Training

    Surgical Technologists








    Postsecondary Non-degree Award

    Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers








    Postsecondary Non-degree Award & On-the-Job Training

    Chefs and Head Cooks








    High School Diploma & On-the-Job Training

    Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors








    High School Diploma & On-the-Job Training

    Medical Records and Health Information Technicians








    Postsecondary Non-degree Award

    Self-Enrichment Education Teachers








    High School Diploma

    Projections based on Emsi’s Occupation Data, 2018.



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