SOURCE: Degreed


August 31, 2016 10:00 ET

Degreed CEO to Discuss the Growing Skills Gap at BMO Capital Markets' 2016 Back to School Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 31, 2016) -

David Blake, CEO and co-founder of Degreed, the fast-growing company that has created an engaging, beautiful and intuitive way to empower and recognize all forms of professional and lifelong learning

Will participate in the panel, "Filling the Skills Gap for Employers," during BMO Capital Markets' 16th Annual Back to School Conference.

The conference will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Blake will present at 2:15 p.m. EDT.

Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 East 42nd Street
New York, NY

One of the biggest challenges facing employers today is finding individuals with the relevant skills to grow their business, fill leadership pipelines and meet their current and future needs. But rather than looking externally to find individuals with those in-demand skills, organizations can benefit from developing their own internal talent to gain the necessary skills needed to be successful.

During BMO Capital Markets' Annual Back to School Conference, David Blake, Degreed's CEO and co-founder, joins a panel discussion to address the growing skills gaps and share his insights on how employers can fill them. Blake will discuss the reality of people learning from a wide range of sources, both formally and informally, throughout their lives and how companies can and must take advantage of it. He will also address the need to track, discover and recognize all lifelong learning in order to ensure people have the skills to help their organizations thrive as they develop their careers.

Attendees of BMO Capital Markets' 16th Annual Back to School Conference who wish to learn more about how to fill skills gaps by developing internal talent are encouraged to attend this session. Additional information about the event can be found at:

About Degreed
Degreed is an award-winning learning platform designed for the way today's workers really build their expertise and grow in their careers. Degreed integrates internal talent systems with the world's largest ecosystem of open learning resources -- over 3 million courses, videos, articles, books, podcasts and more from 1,400+ sources -- allowing organizations and their people to discover, share and track all their development, however and wherever they learn. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Salt Lake City and Amsterdam.

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