New world. New skills.

Prepare your workforce for the future: assess, learn, apply and scale

The current work environment requires flexibility, new skills and new ways of working. Technology continues to drive how and where people work, making upskilling more than a business differentiator – it’s a necessity. PwC's New world. New skills. offering is a suite of products and services designed to help empower organizations and accelerate their upskilling journey. We've done it ourselves, and we're excited to share what we’ve learned.


of companies want to accelerate ways of working in today’s environment1


new jobs will require upskilling by 20222


of CEOs are concerned about the availability of key skills3


of CFOs say crisis-driven transitions to remote work will boost long-term efficiency1

Carrie Duarte

Building a world where everyone can thrive

Upskilling our business, clients and communities means providing people with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to adapt to the digital future. At PwC, this goes beyond just driving business value. We’re giving our people opportunities to apply their skills beyond the workplace, helping build a more diverse, tech-skilled workforce, and creating ground-breaking digital solutions for our clients and our communities.

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Common challenges when upskilling a workforce

Realizing ROI from upskilling efforts

Providing employees with the skills necessary to compete

Engaging disaffected, disengaged employee culture

Motivating the workforce while transforming

Managing disruption to industry and business

Where are you in your upskilling journey?

Recent shifts in workplaces and workforces demand training strategies that speed up digital adoption. Change is hard. But we can help – even if you’re just getting started. Wherever you are on the upskilling journey, we have products and services to help deliver progress and efficiencies across your organization.

From personalized employee learning on the go to immersive collaboration sessions that produce a roadmap for your journey forward, we can get you on your way to establishing a culture of people- and business-led innovation.

Featured products & services

We provide a phased approach with our suite of integrated products and services to help deliver real change and create a culture of continuous learning. Designed to help the enterprise and individuals close skills gaps and stay competitive, our future ProEdge platform can further support this journey. ProEdge will provide customized, adaptive curriculum, opportunities to earn credentials and access to a cloud-based community for finding, building and sharing digital assets that improve ways of working and enable innovation at scale.*

Assess and launch

Design your skills development plan

PwC’s “Digital Day” is an immersive, collaborative session that helps your organization accelerate leadership alignment and ownership to make the business case for upskilling. We’ll guide you through activities designed to provide clarity on the essential direction for your future workforce initiatives.


Are you digitally fit?

PwC's Digital Fitness Assessment app is an easy-to-deploy learning solution that helps close organizational knowledge gaps and inspire innovation. The app gives your employees personalized learning pathways that help them boost their digital acumen, kickstart their curiosity about emerging tech and change the way they solve problems.

Download the app for free


Empower your people to build solutions

PwC’s Virtual Digital Academy is an immersive experience that supports deep upskilling across the workforce while teams are working remotely. An introduction to the practice of automation, analytics and data visualization, this two-day program consists of project-based exercise demonstrations that provide an opportunity to get familiar with the tools commonly used in solving complex data processing problems.

Learn about the academy


People-led innovations across the enterprise

The Digital Accelerator Program provides individualized training to a portion of your workforce with identified acumen for quick learning and early adoption. These trained ambassadors embed in your teams to drive new ways of working and innovate at scale.

Through the Digital Accelerator Program, we trained tens of thousands of PwC people to build automation solutions in the Alteryx Platform and other technologies. See how PwC professionals use Alteryx-based solutions as one way to help our clients find efficiencies and work smarter.

Explore how PwC works with Alteryx

Notes and sources
*ProEdge is not currently available for purchase. We anticipate commercial availability starting in Fall 2020. Terms to apply.
1 PwC’s COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey, May 2020
2 World Economic Forum 2018 Report
3 22nd annual Global CEO Survey

A collaborative approach to continuous learning

Agile, data-informed programs

Inspired business leader ownership

Employee-directed learning

Gamification, rewards and a social community

Applied learning drives business efficiencies

Employee-built digital assets innovate enterprise-wide

Increase your digital acumen on-the-go

PwC's Tech While You Trek podcast builds your digital acumen on-the-go. Explore emerging technologies and trends such as AI, AR/VR, Data Visualization, and Human-Centered Design from anywhere.

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“One of the biggest things on CEOs’ minds, including ours, is making sure we give our people the right talent and the right skill sets to help them be successful in the future. It’s good for customers, it’s good for clients, it’s good for our people.”

- Tim Ryan, PwC US Chair and Senior Partner


The PwC journey: What we learned on our upskilling journey

Our New world. New skills. investment started with digitally upskilling our own people. We invested in learning applications and immersive training programs for our people to develop storytelling, data analysis, visualization and automation skills. Watch the video to learn how Patricia is able to experiment and innovate in ways that are meaningful to her everyday work, and how we’re bringing this approach to life for our clients and the communities we serve.

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Learn about PwC’s digital journey
Carrie Duarte



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Suneet Dua

Chief Product Officer, PwC US

Darren Lee

Principal, Leader, PwC US

Cornel Nolte

Organization and Workforce Transformation Leader, PwC US

Ellen Valde

Partner, Workforce of the Future, PwC US

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