With the economy doing reasonably well employers are more willing to invest in training for their workforce. Leadership and executive training has always been a resilient category for mid-size and large companies. Companies often prefer that continuing education for executives should be accomplished with higher education partners rather than an in-house training department.
In good economic times the outsourcing of training for the entire workforce is more promising for higher education partners. Skill based training with outcomes that can be measured are increasing in popularity. In-house corporate training programs are following higher education with training certification programs that lead to pathways for their employees.