SKILLS GAP TRAINER COMMUNICATIONS
The skills gap is a phenomenon that has been observed in many economies worldwide, where employers struggle to find workers with the skills they require, while at the same time, many unemployed individuals struggle to find work. This mismatch between the skills employers need and the skills available in the workforce is referred to as the skills gap.
The skills gap is a complex problem that is driven by a number of factors, including changes in technology, shifting demographic trends, and changes in the economy. For example, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence has led to a growing demand for workers with skills in these areas, while at the same time, many workers are struggling to acquire the necessary skills to stay competitive in the job market.
One way to address the skills gap is through the provision of training and education programs that help workers acquire the skills they need to succeed in the modern economy. This is where Skills Gap Trainer Communications comes in. As a technical not-for-profit corporation, Skills Gap Trainer Communications is dedicated to providing free online resources, including articles, tutorials, guides and other digital resources, to help workers overcome the technical skills gap problem.
The organization’s approach is to create bridging courses that can fill in the gap between traditional secondary and post-secondary education and the workplace. These courses are designed to provide aspiring professionals and even technical project leaders with discipline-specific knowledge and skills. This approach allows for workers to acquire the specific skills that are required in their field, which in turn can help them to become more competitive in the job market.
In addition to providing training and education resources, Skills Gap Trainer Communications also works to engage with artists and technicians. By fostering engagement and collaboration between these groups, the organization aims to meet its goals of helping workers to overcome the arts and technology skills gap problem.
In conclusion, the skills gap is a complex and multifaceted problem that affects economies worldwide. Skills Gap Trainer Communications is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to addressing this problem by providing free online resources and training programs that help workers acquire the skills they need to succeed in the modern economy. By focusing on discipline-specific knowledge and fostering engagement between artists and technicians, Skills Gap Trainer Communications aims to help close the skills gap and improve the employ-ability of workers in a variety of fields.
The mission of our technical not-for-profit organization is to research, create, and publish a wide range of digital resources, such as online courses, podcasts, e-books, reports, guides, tutorials, and articles, in next-generation internet-relevant areas, such as software project management, software development, information technology, user experience research, video production, digital marketing management, management psychology, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, and industrial leadership. Our goal is to empower young aspiring workers and professionals to overcome the skills gap problems they may face in the arts, media, technology, and management fields.
To achieve this mission, we plan to utilize the latest advancements in AI technology to research, create, and deploy massive open online courses (MOOCs) that are specifically tailored to the needs of youth, aged 12 to 29. These courses will be published on high-traffic public course marketplaces, making them easily accessible to a wide audience. Additionally, we will create and deploy hundreds of AI-researched, AI-generated, AI-augmented, and AI-enhanced marketing products, such as podcasts, articles, and videos, to be distributed across various platforms, with the aim of creating an automated marketing system in support of our mission.
Our main goal is to improve the educational preparedness and outcomes for youth by preparing them to gain access to and contribute to arts or technology-oriented organizations, understand and implement real-world applied technology skills, and perform niche creative processes. We aim to provide discipline-specific insight to youth and young workers, as well as information related to work processes, to aid in their professional development. Our courses will provide practical, hands-on lectures on key work tasks that are in high demand, and will be accessible to high school, college, and university students, as well as adult workers. We also aim to address income inequality by training workers on how to onboard into modern companies and assist secondary students, post-secondary students, and adult workers in their professional development journey.
Our secondary goals include helping youth overcome barriers to on-boarding into entry-level careers by providing them with mentors, the necessary information for real-world media project success, and on-boarding with technology-oriented companies. We also aim to address issues such as a lack of training offered by employers, long lists of job requirements, and a lack of in-demand training for young workers. We also hope to assist persons with disabilities, visible minorities, the elderly, and youth who do not have mentors, as well as secondary and post-secondary graduates who lack interpersonal skills, which are needed by employers. Finally, we aim to address the issue of inadequate compensation for employees by organizations.
Professional Artist “Profiles and Roles” In The 21st Century
Social Media Designers
Social Media Marketers
E-Learning Video Producers
Visual Effects Creators
User Experience (UX): Designers
Professional Technologist “Profiles And Roles” In the 21st Century
Engineering Technologists – Information Technology
Information Systems Professionals
Information Technology Project Managers
Software Project Managers
User Experience (UX): Team Leads
User Experience (UX): Researchers
HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT, CREATION, PRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION
Skills Gap Trainer Communications has been actively working towards closing the skills gap by providing free, discipline-specific information to a vast online audience. Between January 2018 and December 2022, the organization has published a plethora of digital resources to the web, including 9 video courses, 6 video enhanced e-books, 12 comprehensive technical how-to guides, 14 technology reports, 25 management articles, 18 skills gap research reports, and a collection of regular web articles.
Through the support and trust of notable organizations such as Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Reel Designer, BC Technology for Learning Society, New Ventures BC, Thinkific, Udemy, Apple Books, Industry Canada (SBIP) and Google, Skills Gap Trainer Communications has been able to onboard over 42,000 students on various web platforms including Thinkific, YouTube, Apple Books, and Udemy. These students have registered for instructional content relating to information technology project management, software project management, user experience project management, digital marketing management, digital video project management, and organizational psychology in management and leadership.
In conclusion, Skills Gap Trainer Communications has made significant strides in providing a wealth of digital resources and educational opportunities to bridge the skills gap for aspiring professionals and technical project leaders. The organization’s efforts have been met with great success, as evidenced by the 250,000 web visitors and 42,000 students who have benefited from their offerings.
MOOCs (Published on Skills Gap Trainer, Udemy and Apple Books)
- “PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION: Pre- Pro- and Post-Production Essentials. (Course)”
- “How To Use A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera (Course)”
- “PROFESSIONAL VIDEO EDITING: Editing technique, theory & the art of editing (Course)”
- “How To Create Professional Videos With Your Phone (Course)”
- “A MANAGER’S GUIDE: Successful Leadership (Course)”
- “A MANAGER’S GUIDE: Work Responsibilities and Psychology (Course)”
- “USER EXPERIENCE: Understanding Research and Design (Course)”
- “USER EXPERIENCE (UX): Applied Research and Design (Course)”
- “PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Software/IT Projects (Course)”
CORNERSTONE ARTICLES (Published on Skills Gap Trainer, ~10 to 25 pages/report)
- “Software Project Manage (Guide)”
- “Psychology Of Challenging Personalities, Managers (Guide)”
- “Leadership Essentials For Managers (Guide)”
- “Professional Video Production (Guide)”
- “A Simple (Guide) To Business Writing”
- “How To Write An Evergreen Article (Guide)”
- “User Experience Design (Guide)”
- “Skills LinkedIn Says Are Needed & Training (Guide)”
- “Automation And The Future Of Work (Guide)”
- “How Blockchain Will Displace Professionals And Blockchain Skills To Learn (Guide)”
- “How To Use A DSLR Or Mirrorless Camera (Guide)”
- “How To Create Videos With Your Smartphone (Guide)”
- “How To Solve The Skills Gap In Canada (Guide)”
- “How To Solve The Skills Gap In United States (Guide)”
- “How Artificial Intelligence Will Displace Workers Worldwide (Guide)”
- “Key Concepts In Digital Marketing (Guide)”
TECHNOLOGY ARTICLES (Published on Skills Gap Trainer, ~1 to 10 ~ pages/article)
- “How Artificial Intelligence Will Displace Workers Worldwide”
- “How Blockchain Will Displace Professionals”
- “Automation And The Future Of Work”
- “Skills LinkedIn Says Are Needed & Training”
- “How To Write An Evergreen Article”
- “Quality Is Critical To IT Projects”
- “Estimate Distrust Between Leaders And Programmers”
- “Scope Creep Control For Project Success”
- “Requirements Process Not Established”
- “Explain Testing Responsibilities”
- “Selecting Projects And The Business Case”
- “Requirements Gathering For Projects”
- “Use Requirements To Build Better Code”
- “Development Process Models: Waterfall, Agile And Spiral”
- “Software Project Management Profession”
- “Our ‘EXPERIENCE” with BC Tech”
MANAGEMENT ARTICLES (Published on Skills Gap Trainer, ~1 to 10 ~ pages/article)
- “Performance Reviews, Tips For Managers”
- “Structured Interviews Are More Reliable Than Unstructured Interviews”
- “Unstructured Interviews Are Not Reliable”
- “Team Development Process for High Performance”
- Managers Handle Challenging Responsibilities”
- “Conflict Management Requires Ability To Escalate”
- “Strategic Alliances, What They Are And How They Are Made”
- “Performance Reviews, Tip For Managers”
- “Using Power To Manage Effectively”
- “Challenging Manager Personalities, Psychology”
- “Challenging Employee Personalities, Psychology”
- “Strategic Management Using Power”
- “Effective Management Requires Power”
- “Leaders Must Understand Fairness”
- “Motivation Theories Are Useful In The Workplace”
- “Manage Conflict In An Organization”
- “Leadership Process: Analysis, Definition And Achievement”
- “Securing Leadership Of A Group Requires A Process”
- “Several Leadership Types Defined”
- “Charismatic Leadership Defined”
- “Using Inspiration And Motivation Instead Of Compliance To Lead”
- “Personality Disorders At Work Cause Performance Variations”
- “Motivation Employees Through Motivation Theories”
- “Abnormal Mental Developments In Managers”
- “People Dislike Power, But Managers Should Promote A Balanced View”
SKILLS GAP ARTICLES (Published on Skills Gap Trainer, ~1 to 10 ~ pages/article)
- “Our ‘EXPERIENCE’ with BC Tech”
- “Soft Skills Gap Is Just As Important As The Hard Skills Gap”
- “Organizations Need To Actively Monitor Skills Gaps And Address Them”
- “Lower Skill Workers Available, But Modern Economies Require High Skill”
- “Employers Need To Find The Right Training Program”
- “New Training Options Can Solve The Skills Gap”
- “Modern Job Roles Are Specialized, Many Degree Options Now Irrelevant”
- “Labour Talent Key To Global Economy In Technology Age”
- “Challenges Job Seekers Face As Part Of The Modern Hiring Process”
- “Increasing Engineering Graduate Numbers, Key To Export Economy”
- “Address Skills Gap With Industry And Academia Partnerships”
- “Filling Job Roles Is Difficult And Time Consuming, But Why?”
- “Technology Skills Gap In Canada, Remains An Ongoing Problem”
- “Educational System Is Not At Fault”
- “Mechanical Hiring Process A Common Hiring Practice”
- “Experience Not Actually Necessary For Many Types Of Positions”
- “Circular Demands: Need Experience For Job, Need Job For Experience”
- “Skills Gap Concepts, Introduction”
At Skills Gap Trainer Communications, we understand the importance of values in shaping the way we approach and execute complex projects in the fields of software development, web development, application development, film production, technical writing and instructional design. Through our work, we have come to realize that Honesty, Accessibility, Efficiency, Quality, Adaptability, Accuracy, Professionalism, Logicality, Possibility, and the drive to “Win” are the core values that guide our organization in its mission to bridge the skills gap and empower individuals to succeed in their chosen field.
As instructional designers, content developers, and information technologists, we have learned that by staying true to these values, we can provide our users with reliable, real-world information that generates value long-term.
Honesty is at the core of Skills Gap Trainer Communications’ mission. We understand that in today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving world, it can be difficult to discern between reliable information and deception. Our goal is to provide our users with reliable, real-world information that generates value long-term. We strive to help dispel myths and misconceptions in order to empower individuals with the knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field.
Logicality is also an important value for our organization. We believe that by structuring our research mathematically and precisely, we can make inferences correctly and without bias. We prioritize logic over any need for “intellectual deception” in order to provide our users with the most accurate and reliable information possible.
Accuracy is also important to us. We take great care to thoroughly assess, professionally interpret, and correctly judge the personal, environmental, and discipline-specific scenarios or circumstances we encounter. This allows us to provide our users with the most accurate information possible.
Quality is a paramount value for our organization. We believe that by removing unnecessary information, we can provide our users with the most impactful and important concepts in the most concise format. Our goal is to provide high-quality, relevant information that is easy to understand and immediately applicable to the real world.
Adaptability is also a key value for Skills Gap Trainer Communications. We understand that no two situations are exactly the same, and that’s why we strive to be adaptable in the face of any challenge. Whether it’s a small scale project or a large-scale undertaking, we are committed to finding solutions that work.
Efficiency is another important value for Skills Gap Trainer Communications. We understand that in today’s fast-paced world, time is of the essence. That’s why we strive to provide critical information and insight in the most efficient way possible. Our online format allows for quick and easy access to information, enabling users to quickly gain the knowledge they need to succeed in their field.
Possibility is a value that we at Skills Gap Trainer Communications embrace wholeheartedly. We believe in dreaming big and attempting challenging tasks, but we also understand the importance of closely controlling the scale and scope of our project endeavors in order to carefully manage risk throughout the project management or operations management endeavor.
Accessibility is also a key value for our organization. We believe that knowledge should be accessible to all, regardless of their income level, age, or abilities. That’s why we make all of our digital resources available for free online. By providing free access to our information, we aim to empower low-income earners, youth, elderly individuals, and persons with disabilities with the tools they need to bridge the skills gap and succeed in their chosen fields.
Professionalism is a value that we take very seriously at Skills Gap Trainer Communications. We understand that in order to be effective, we must continually learn new information, update existing or outdated information, and improve our own professional abilities. We take pride in our commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
Finally, the value of “Win” is one that we hold dear. We understand that success often requires persistence, endurance, and the willingness to take on pain. We are committed to never giving up and to pushing ourselves to achieve our goals, no matter how difficult the journey may be. With the right mindset, we believe that anyone can win.
At Skills Gap Trainer Communications, we are committed to providing our users with the most valuable and accurate information possible. Our values of honesty, accessibility, efficiency, quality, adaptability, accuracy, professionalism, logicality, possibility, and the “win” mentality drive our mission to empower individuals with the knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field. We believe that by imbuing these values in our students, they will not only gain the knowledge they need to succeed, but also the mindset and character to persevere and achieve their goals. Thank you for choosing Skills Gap Trainer Communications for your learning and development needs.
KEY TEAM MEMBERS
The six team key members of our organization are: Ion C, Dorin V., Corina C., Alissa M., Alex L. & Maria F.
Dorin V., Instructional Designer, Applied Science Technologist (AScT) – Information Technology, Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) View Profile
Dorin V. is a highly accomplished individual whose professional career has been marked by a remarkable ability to apply a diverse range of skills to the creation of “digital training products”. His expertise in research, instructional design, writing, and information technology has enabled him to develop a wide range of products that address important issues such as the technology skills gap, software project management, general management, management psychology, video pre-production, video production, video post-production, business writing, digital marketing, content marketing, user experience research, and user experience design.
As part of the Skills Gap Trainer initiative, Dorin V. has produced and published an impressive body of work, including 14 technology reports, 25 management articles, 18 skills gap articles, 12 how-to guides, 9 massive open online courses (MOOCs), and 6 “video enhanced” e-books. These publications demonstrate his deep understanding of the subject matter and his ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and accessible manner.
In addition to his professional achievements, Dorin V. has also excelled academically, holding a B.A. Degree in Computer Science and Psychology, as well as a User Experience (UX): Research and Design MicroMasters credential. He is also an Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) of Canada and an Applied Science Technologist – Information Technology (AScT) professional designation. His interdisciplinary experience in “arts and technology” is also evident in his experience as a computer salesperson, computer technician, website developer, website administrator, digital content marketer, video producer, technical writer, instructional designer and course producer.
Overall, Dorin V. is a highly skilled and accomplished professional whose work has made a significant impact in the field of digital training and education. His knowledge, expertise, and dedication to his craft are truly impressive and make him an invaluable asset to any organization.
Alissa M. – Writer, Marketer & Digital Content Analyst
Meet Alissa Monici, a highly accomplished and skilled professional in the field of digital marketing and content production. With a unique blend of writing expertise, creativity, and technical knowledge, Alissa has established herself as a leading authority in the industry.
As a writer, Alissa has honed her skills in crafting compelling and engaging content that resonates with audiences across a wide range of topics. She has written articles and blog posts on a wide range of topics, including technology skills gap, software project management, general management, management psychology, video pre-production, video production, video post-production, business writing, digital marketing, content marketing, user experience research, and user experience design.
In addition to her writing skills, Alissa also possesses a deep understanding of the latest digital marketing strategies and tactics. As a digital marketer, she has helped numerous organizations to develop and execute effective campaigns that drive results. She is also an expert in social media management and has helped numerous companies to build and engage with their audience on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
In terms of her academics, she holds a “B.A. Degree (in English and Marketing)” and a “Digital Marketing MicroMasters” credential.
Alissa is currently working as an Article Writer, Digital Marketer, Social Media Manager and Digital Content Producer at Skills Gap Trainer Communications where she continues to help individuals to develop the skills they need to thrive in the digital age. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Alissa is poised to continue making valuable contributions to the field of digital marketing and content production for many years to come.
Alex L. – Graphic Designer & Audio Producer
Meet Alex L, a multi-talented and accomplished professional in the field of digital marketing and communications. With a unique blend of skills in graphic design, audio production, and course development, Alex has established himself as a valuable asset to the Skills Gap Trainer organization.
Throughout his career, Alex has demonstrated a keen ability to develop and deliver effective visual and audio content that enhances the overall impact of digital marketing and training materials. His work as a graphic designer has helped to create visually appealing and engaging materials for the organization, while his audio production skills have added an extra dimension of engagement to the training materials.
As a course developer, Alex has also been instrumental in creating and delivering high-quality training materials. His work on course development projects has helped to ensure that the materials provided by the organization are not only informative but also engaging and interactive.
In terms of his academics, Alex holds a “B.A. Degree (in Graphic Design and Audio Production)” and he has gained extensive experience in marketing our course development projects via his support of several video promotions. He has been working with Skills Gap Trainer since the start of his career and has been an integral part of the team that helps to deliver the organization’s mission of providing relevant and engaging training materials.
With his combination of technical expertise and creative flair, Alex is well-equipped to continue making valuable contributions to the field of graphic design, audio design, digital marketing and communications for the Skills Gap Trainer organization and other clients.
Ion C. – Video Producer
Ion C. is a highly skilled video producer whose expertise in video pre-production and production has enabled him to create a wide range of “digital training videos” that are both informative and engaging. His ability to successfully apply multiple professional skills in the production of these videos is truly impressive and has made a significant impact in the field of digital training and education.
Ion C.’s journey as a video producer began on the set of independent film productions in Canada where he gained valuable experience and honed his craft. He also contributed to “start-up” film and video productions as a volunteer, further expanding his knowledge and skills. His expertise in camera operation, lighting, electrical, grip and logistics has enabled him to produce videos that are visually stunning and captivating.
In addition to his video production skills, Ion C. has also gained valuable experience in small business entrepreneurship, coaching, sports management, military leadership and digital video production. This interdisciplinary experience has allowed him to bring a unique perspective to his work and has helped him to understand the diverse needs of his clients.
As a member of the team at Skills Gap Trainer Communications, Ion C. plays a vital role in the creation of high-quality digital training videos that help bridge the skills gap and empower individuals to reach their full potential. His dedication to his craft, his excellent work in logistics and equipment operation, are truly impressive and make him an invaluable asset to the organization.
Corina C. – Writer & Web Administrator
Meet Corina C., a highly accomplished and interdisciplinary professional with a wealth of experience in internet research, graphic design, social media marketing, entrepreneurship, offline business development, online business development, and business administration. Throughout her career, Corina has demonstrated a unique ability to modernize and transform small businesses through the implementation of innovative digital strategies and efficient online technology solutions.
With over 20 years of experience in business development and administration, Corina has honed her skills in identifying and implementing the most effective solutions for her clients. Her persistence and strong need for innovation have been key drivers in her success, as she has helped numerous businesses to succeed in distributing products globally through e-commerce.
Corina’s enthusiasm for the adoption of leading e-commerce technologies has been instrumental in helping our organization to develop and offer the latest designs in virtual course products through efficient massive open online distribution. Her interdisciplinary experience and strong background in internet research, graphic design, and social media marketing have helped her to understand the needs of our clients and to develop solutions that are tailored to their specific needs.
In terms of her academics, Corina holds a degree in Business Administration and has gained extensive experience in entrepreneurship and business development, which has helped her to understand the complexities of running and growing a business.
With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Corina is well-equipped to continue making valuable contributions to our organization and to the field of digital transformation and e-commerce. She is a valuable asset to our organization and we are fortunate to have her on our team.
Maria F. – Treasurer
Meet Maria F, a highly experienced and accomplished professional in the field of finance and accounting. With a career spanning over two decades, Maria has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial management, accounting, and corporate investment.
Throughout her career, Maria has worked as a chief accountant in both the city of Bucharest and the city of Lethbridge, Alberta, where she has gained a reputation for her ability to provide excellent financial management support and corporate investment advice. Her experience in navigating turbulent financial times has been particularly valuable, as she has helped numerous organizations to weather difficult economic conditions.
Maria is now working with Skills Gap Trainer organization, based in Vancouver, where she continues to provide her lifetime of experience to the organization. She is responsible for providing financial management support and accounting support to the organization and helps to ensure that the organization’s finances are managed in a responsible and sustainable way. Additionally, she provides corporate investment advice to the organization, helping to ensure that the organization’s resources are used in the most effective way possible.
Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a certified public accountant. Her extensive experience and professional qualifications make her an invaluable asset to the Skills Gap Trainer organization. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Maria is well-equipped to continue providing valuable support to the organization as it navigates the complexities of the modern business world.
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