Building Skills for the Changing Workforce: AWS Global Digital Skills Study

Covering 12 countries globally (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States), this study surveyed employers and workers to understand the benefits of digital skills training, the barriers to training and the gap in digital skills training actions undertaken in organizations and among workers to meet future digital skill needs in the economy.

The study developed an indicator, the AWS Global Digital Skills Index, which explores the global training shortfall – referring to the gap between digital skills training efforts in organizations and among workers, and the identified training needs. Given that skills take time to build, employers and workers need to be forward-looking in their training efforts. However, this Index finds a significant global training shortfall: digital skills training efforts are not currently sufficient to meet evolving business needs.\