The commitment of employers to further training in Switzerland is an important success factor in enabling lifelong learning for employees. The Pledge is a promise by companies in Switzerland to make an effective and sustainable commitment to lifelong learning.
Recent studies show that by 2022 more than half of the Swiss workforce will have a significant need for retraining and further training. This is due, among other things, to ongoing digitalization and automation and to the country’s demographic development.
In order to cope with these changes, Swiss economic players will have to take additional measures to achieve an appropriate match between the supply and demand for skilled labour, which is crucial to ensure a strong economy, low unemployment rates and sustainable economic growth.
The various demands of everyday life can be a challenge for employees if they aim for lifelong learning. This makes it all the more important that employers are committed to providing employees with the most motivating environment possible in which they can train and develop their skills. This is exactly what the Pledge is about.
What does the Pledge involve?
The signatories of the Pledge call for a change in the current situation based on the following common principles:
In particular, the signatories of the Pledge commit to the following points:
The following organisations have signed the Pledge and are committed to lifelong learning. We thank all supporters of the Pledge for their commitment.
If you and your organisation would like to sign the Pledge, please contact us using the contact form.
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About the initiators
The Pledge was developed by a specialised working group of digitalswitzerland members on the third national Digital Day (3 September 2019) together with the #LifelongLearning campaign. The initiators would like to thank all the partners who have contributed to the development of the Pledge and all the companies who have sent a strong signal by signing the Pledge.
If you and your organization would like to sign the Pledge, please contact us via the contact form.