ASU+GSV Summit 2022: Brian Napack on career-connected education

Thought leaders share ideas with WorkingNation Overheard at the ASU+GSV Summit 2022

Employers can boost their own workforce by providing development opportunities, says Brian Napack, president and CEO, Wiley.

Wiley has a years-long history as a book publisher, but Napack notes that these days the company is involved in career-connected education and scientific research.

WorkingNation sat down with Napack at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.

“The skills that people develop today will be obsolete in 12 to 18 months. It’s that fast,” says Napack. “The institutions of education are having trouble keeping up delivering people into the labor market with the right skills. People are having trouble keeping up in their careers and that’s what people want. People want career advancement.”

“What we’re seeing is that in the last year, in the U.S alone, 47 million people changed jobs during that period of time because they were looking for career opportunity.”

He says the pandemic sped up trends in online learning, including career-connected education, outcome-oriented education, and faster, less expensive education.

Learn more about Wiley.