It’s time for public sector tech leaders to get serious about their skills

Sponsored By: Pluralsight

Canada’s public sector is currently lagging behind when it comes to the adoption of digital skills.

Pluralsight’s recent State of Upskilling report tells us that 91 per cent of tech leaders believe implementing new technologies in their organization requires continual investments in talent and business processes.

A game-changer for the Canadian public sector is that Pluralsight’s workforce technology platform – A Cloud Guru – is now available on the Cloud SAAS Supply Arrangement under the Unclassified stream. This gives agencies the ability to purchase much needed cloud, cyber, and tech skills training for their IT teams.

With Pluralsight, tech Leaders can evaluate the technical abilities of their teams, align learning to key agency objectives, and close the skills gaps in critical areas like cloud, cyber security, and data management. They have the largest network of expert technologists in the world, over 8,500 courses labs and sandboxes, with the ability to quantify impact and performance through its state-of-the-art analytics and AI technology.

Along with its Skill Platform, Pluralsight has recently deepened its commitment to its clients by acquiring both A Cloud Guru – a platform tailored to those who want to become “gurus” in cloud or to be certified in AWS, Azure, Linux or Google Cloud – and Develop Intelligence, which offers virtual instructor-led training, customizable for specific, targeted learning requirements.

Pluralsight educational opportunities are about not just learning but retaining and mastering. “Our learning solutions aren’t just about throwing you into the deep end,” said Tony Holmes, Practice Lead for Solutions Architects Public Sector. “People are able to assess where they stand, and from that determine what they need to learn next. Our clear and methodical learning paths lead in most cases to mastery and certification. Coding challenges and labs give people practical, hands-on experience so they can hit the ground running post-learning.”

Learn more about how Pluralsight can help your Canadian agency upskill for the future.


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Sponsored By: Pluralsight

Glenn Weir
Glenn Weir
Content writer at IT World Canada. Book lover. Futurist. Sports nut. Once and future author. Would-be intellect. Irish-born, Canadian-raised.