Beyond Diplomas: Unleashing the Power of Skills

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Ricky Kumar, Principal Solution Consultant, Pluralsight

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Explore the rising importance of skills over degrees in today’s job market. This presentation challenges the conventional notion of success tied to degrees and reveals how skills can be more vital. Discover the limitations of degrees in assessing real-world competence and the disparity between academic knowledge and practical skills. Through compelling examples, we demonstrate how skills serve as strong indicators of ability across diverse industries. Delve into the benefits of skill-based hiring practices, including increased diversity and employer advantages. Learn strategies to bridge the skills gap, empowering individuals to unlock their potential. Join us for an inspiring dialogue on reshaping the future of work with the power of skills.

Primary Capability Covered: Talent Strategy & Management

Participation in this event qualifies for one (1) professional development point for initial certification or recertification of the APTD and/or CPTD credential.


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Ricky Kumar
Ricky Kumar

Principal Solution Consultant, Pluralsight

Ricky Kumar is the principal solution consultant at Pluralsight looking after enterprise clients. He works with Fortune 500 companies in the South Central region to consult on the development and execution of clients’ strategic initiatives in advancing their technology workforce.