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ProEdge Credentials – Learning skills that power digital transformation

By the ProEdge team | Published: October 26, 2021 | Read time: 5 minutes

Learning should be a lifelong journey, and most people want to continue building skills to stay relevant in their field and within their organization.

Digital innovation in the workforce is driving the need for upskilling and continuous learning programs to help employees keep pace with change and develop these in-demand skills. And these efforts pay off—93% of CEOs who introduce upskilling programs see increased productivity, an improvement in talent acquisition and retention and a more resilient workforce. Choosing the right solution to address these ongoing skills shortages is key.

ProEdge is an end-to-end upskilling platform designed for digital business transformation and citizen-led innovation. It accelerates the upskilling journey, closes skill gaps from within and helps organizations stay competitive by giving people the skills they need to innovate at scale. ProEdge also enables your employees to showcase their new skills acquisition by earning ProEdge Credentials.

ProEdge Credentials confirm demonstrated competency in skills relevant to function-specific tasks. These credentials are portable and can be completed in a short amount of time—with some taking only a weekend. They have the potential to advance careers while also representing the targeted, relevant knowledge and skills your workforce needs to solve business problems and power your digital transformation.

Since 2008, PwC has won more than 40 awards for excellence in learning. 

To date, the firm has issued over 94K learning badges to its employees in the US and a total of over 118K globally. 

Function-specific credentials empower individuals and the enterprise 

ProEdge Credentials enable workers to better perform their jobs because the coursework that leads to the credentials is designed to upskill them in technology they can apply to function-specific tasks. ProEdge Credentials focus on key tasks ready for digital disruption, providing your employees with bite-sized learning modules that help them build the skills needed to perform these evolving tasks in the enterprise. Technology changes how we do work—you need credentialing and experiential learning that evolves with the pace of the digital workplace. With ProEdge Credentials, your people can upskill to demonstrate and apply new competencies quickly in ways that transfer to business impact. 

What earning a ProEdge Credential looks like in practice 

Earning ProEdge Credentials requires individuals to demonstrate skills proficiency by completing capstone projects. These projects walk learners through function-specific scenarios where they apply their new knowledge and solve business problems. Project reviews are a high-touch, personalized experience. PwC’s subject matter specialists grade learners’ projects, giving them specific feedback on their performance. If a learner’s skills aren’t developed enough, they get advice on how to improve and chances to resubmit their project. This isn’t a check-the-box exercise—it’s learning that applies to the business. 

Let’s walk through an example in the finance function.

A financial reporting manager is using ProEdge to develop new skills to transform the way his team manages data and shares insights across teams. They’re looking to ramp up their knowledge and skills in data analytics, so they complete the coursework that culminates in the Use Data-Driven Insights to Drive Decision Making ProEdge Credential in Finance. The capstone project for this credential requires learners to demonstrate their ability to acquire, cleanse and explore financial data. They use digital tools to build a dashboard that conveys trends and insights to better inform decision-making across business units.

Use case

PwC has achieved significant results by relying on upskilling to drive automation initiatives and then turn people toward more valuable, less manual work. During a recent financial statement audit, as PwC conducted planning, risk assessment and testing, our team of auditors was continually looking for ways to save client and team time through automation technology.

No one gave them a task list or told them where to focus. But they had the skills they needed to build bots, automated workflows and data visualizations. The result? A single team built 33 automations for their unique work environment, including several that were designed and created by junior staff members.

Our professional learning team designed ProEdge Credentials in accordance with leading practices and guidance from industry-standard frameworks and organizations. The focus is on equipping individuals with skills they can immediately apply to their everyday work and providing them with something tangible to confirm they’ve acquired those skills. ProEdge Credentials represent the function-specific know-how employees can apply toward the growth of their teams and their entire organization.

Targeted credentials in critical functional areas

We’ve categorized and curated content fields of study, topics and digital skills identified as critical for digital business transformation. Many specialized credentials are available in functional areas such as:

  • Actuarial

  • Cyber Security

  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

  • Finance

  • HR

  • IT

  • Manufacturing

  • Marketing

  • PMO

  • Procurement

  • Risk & Regulatory 

  • Sales

  • Supply Chain

  • Tax  

Continuous updates to stay relevant — and get ahead  

ProEdge is committed to helping your business stay competitive and evolve with the changing landscape of technology and work. Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and ways of working, our learning team uses a data-driven approach to continuously develop and update function-specific curricula at scale.

Invest in Tomorrow 

Stay ahead of the curve with PwC ProEdge, the revolutionary way to upskill your people and prepare your organization for tomorrow. This unique platform allows you to pinpoint critical skill gaps and effectively help close them with automatically generated personalized learning pathways. Leading curated content, coursework and hands-on learning empower your workforce to make an immediate impact through citizen-led innovation. Access to digital tools enables solution-building that scales across teams. This is how ProEdge helps your people to perform at their highest level—giving them the power to help transform your entire organization.

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