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PwC’s Academy continues leadership role

2nd February 2023, Riyadh, KSA: As Saudi Arabia accelerates its ambition to become a global leader in technology, the need for targeted skills development is becoming increasingly urgent.   In continuing its support of governments and organisations rising to this challenge, PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC Middle East, has expanded its portfolio of training solutions through a new partnership with Pluralsight, a technology workforce development company, to drive innovation and competitive capability.

The Academy will deliver Pluralsight’s technology learning solutions designed to equip professionals across sectors with the skills needed in critical technologies that include security, cloud, data analytics, and artificial intelligence across the Middle East. Training is tailored to the organisations’ requirements and include modules for specific roles, levels and divisions, from senior leadership to technical and entry level positions. A skills assessment is also available to benchmark progress in new technologies and identify gaps needed to build competencies effectively.

Amanda Line, PwC Partner and PwC’s Academy Middle East Leader, said: “74% of the region’s CEOs plan to invest in upskilling their workforce in priority areas in 2023, both to preserve current business and to reinvent the business for the future, according to PwC’s 26th CEO Survey – Middle East findings. Technology solutions play front and center in this, in line with the national vision of Middle Eastern economies. We pride ourselves on being knowledge partners for our clients, and our partnership with Pluralsight adds yet another dimension to our portfolio in offering upskilling solutions that will help the workforce become globally competitive and future-ready.

“We are thrilled to partner with PwC’s Academy to bring Pluralsight’s technology workforce development solutions to the Middle East to help organisations build the critical tech skills needed to solve today’s business challenges,” said Ken Leonard, SVP of Global Ecosystem Solutions at Pluralsight. “This partnership will ensure that learning pathways are tailored and customised, aligned to priorities, and deliver valuable outcomes that allow businesses in the region to not only develop technology skills more effectively and at scale but also innovate, compete and grow.”

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