Simplilearn has a new training tool to help workers burnish digital skills.Once upon a time, only workers in a fairly narrow range of professions needed to have a solid grounding in information technology (IT) skills. In 2018, it’s the other way around, and the range of professions where workers don’t actually need at least basic IT fluency is getting smaller by the day.

With the growth of the Internet of Things, the ongoing computerization of most business processes, the need to interact with both existing and potential customers online, and the exploding importance of gathering, storing, and analyzing data, baseline IT skills are a must for just about every profession.

It seems likely, then, that a new educational offering from Bangalore-based IT training provider Simplilearn will capture the attention of many business leaders. At the end of February, the company announced that it has created a new solution for companies eager to advance or refine workers’ IT skills.

Available immediately, Simplilearn Digital Transformation Academy is designed and equipped to help business leaders “guide their digital strategy, identify opportunities and correct skill deficits in emerging technologies.” Available training can address learning needs at all levels of IT fluency.

Simplilearn Digital Transformation Academy provides businesses and organizations with online courses that are both self-paced and supervised by an instructor. IT disciplines covered include everything from Machine Learning  and Artificial Intelligence to Big Data, cloud computing, and computer programming.

In all, Simplilearn Digital Transformation Academy offers more than 130 courses grouped in nine different categories. Learners can practice skills using Simplilearn’s CloudLab online development platform.

In a statement to media announcing the launch of Simplilearn Digital Transformation Academy, Simplilearn executive Anand Narayanan said that the pace of change in technology means that businesses must either keep pace, or risk vanishing from the corporate landscape altogether.

“We look forward to embarking on our Digital Transformation Academy to support organizations with our advanced learning approach, to create better outcomes in achieving a digital savvy workforce,” Narayanan said.

Simplilearn Digital Transformation Academy could be a game-changer for any business or organization that is feeling the strain of keeping pace with changing technology.