Saturday, 23 March 2019

Silicon Slopes’ Pluralsight aims to boost digital skills with tech learning platform

Utah-based company, Pluralsight, is providing companies with the opportunity to tackle the lack of tech talent and skills in the workplace with its new technology learning platform.

The platform, named Role IQ, is powered by Pluralsight’s machine learning Iris algorithm and enables professionals to develop their skills. It allows leaders to assess the expertise for different technology job roles.

Research figures show that just 26 percent of IT leaders say their skills are above average, and only 13 percent see the development of skills as strategic, according to a report cited by Pluralsight.

In an effort to diminish this, Role IQ allows users to learn new skills that are required for various job roles, or learn more skills for their current roles. The platform measures all the skills that are needed for users to be more successful in their jobs.

Role IQ is the latest addition to Pluralsight’s IQ family and together with Skill IQ, which was launched last year, the platform allows users to measure proficiency in different roles.

“We are no longer just a learning platform, but a technology company disguised as a learning platform,” Aaron Skonnard, Pluralsight CEO and co-founder said on stage at Pluralsight Live 2018.

According to Skonnard, the company is shifting from its traditional physical classroom focus to virtual classroom learning functions since being founded in 2004.


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