Mind the Gap: Addressing the Talent Shortage in the Language Industry

Track: Inside Track | IN6 |   Everyone |
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 11:45am – 12:30pm
Held in: Live 4-5
Belén Agulló García - Deluxe Media 
Stephan Cocron - Salesforce.com 
Tabea De Wille - University of Limerick
Moderator: Steve Lank

These days there is a lot of attention these days focused on what we all perceive as a talent gap in our industry, with multiple initiatives approaching the challenge from different angles. In the case of EDUinLOC, rather than rely on our own assumptions, we decided to survey stakeholders (employers, students, and instructors) to see how they view the issue, where they overlap, and where they differ, as a first step toward proposing practical solutions. The panelists will present our findings and engage with attendees on how these findings might be converted to practical action.

Takeaways: Attendees will learn about the perspective of the gap from three stakeholder groups based on data rather than assumptions; receive key points of overlap and divergence; and hear the brainstormed ideas from attendees on practical steps to address the challenge.