Skills gap? What exactly is a skills gap? What do you actually mean when you say “close the skills gap”? How do you close a skills gap? These are a few questions that arise when we talk about the skills gap.

Have you seen the gaps between the teeth? You had to visit the orthodontist on several occasions to correct the gaps and close the gaps between your teeth. Likewise, it is the same with your skillset. Contrarily, it may be more difficult to spot obvious gaps in the knowledge, skills, and competencies of a leader, manager, or individual in your workplace. However, they can be identified and enhanced with the right skills and resources.

Just lamenting the lack of necessary skills is not enough. We need to invest the resources and commitment to identify what exactly these skills are and put practices in place to assist individuals in acquiring them.

Here, we’ll explain how that’s possible. There is no easy solution, but if we reimagine how organizations approach skill development and what we mean when we talk about the cloud, we can lay the groundwork for a future in which the cloud and cloud technologists can succeed. This is where Nuvepro’s hands-on labs can help you identify the skills gap and close it as well.

Interestingly, reducing the possibility of skill gaps is ranked among the top three goals for the majority of companies worldwide.

Unfortunately, very few institutions have devised strategies to deal with it.

The inability to see how the current workforce’s skills would affect their jobs is a potential stumbling block for any company.

Okay, so the real question is how you plan to address skill gaps within your company. Any thoughts?

In order to initiate the process, how does Nuvepro identify and address skill gaps in a company?

People in the organization can help us figure out two things:

  1. What knowledge, skills, and talents are essential for success in the organization’s roles and levels? To find out what competencies drive success in the organization, we ask team members, “Which expertise, knowledge, or skills enable you to execute the organization’s mission?”

  2. What is each level of the company doing to deliver knowledge, skills, and talents for success? We ask your employees, “How would you rank your own performance for these vital competencies?” to find out how they’re doing on key knowledge, skills, and talents for success. Individuals aren’t great at judging their own performance, so we recommend asking others (peers, managers, and even clients) how they’re performing to get a clearer picture.

The answers to these two questions will help you determine the skills required to succeed in specific jobs and in the organization overall. In addition, they will help you determine where each employee stands in their ability to deliver on each. When compared, the differences are clear.

Nuvepro helps build a cloud-ready workforce by closing the skill gap.

With Nuvepro’s self-paced learning platform, you can get the hands-on experience you need to hone your skills and be ready to take on any real-world challenge.

  • Emphasize skills, not roles

The first thing we can do is be crystal clear on exactly what it is we need and why we need it. The majority of careers allow seamless effort on diverse projects, inventive problem-solving, and critical thinking. Learning by doing through hands-on lab platforms is the best way to develop these skills.

  • Discuss challenges, not a tech stack

The challenge you’re attempting to solve might assist them in realizing how their skills, expertise, and objectives may fit into their goals.

  • Help tech pros see the cloud’s potential

There are many things companies can do to close the cloud skill gap. If we can teach the next generation of up-and-coming technologists to focus as much on finding solutions to real-world problems as they do on writing code, we can go a long way toward closing the talent gap in the sector of cloud computing.