BMO’s reskilling and upskilling programs fuel digital transformation from the inside out
The past three years have seen significant changes to the world of work, accelerated by the pandemic. Hybrid work environments, increased automation
, and technological advancements have transformed the workplace, and our lives.
The World Economic Forum predicts 50 per cent of all employees will need reskilling, and 40 per cent of current workers’ core skills will need to change by 2025. And according to the International Monetary fund, with a global shift towards a more digital economy, the world will be short 80 million tech workers by 2030.
As industries rapidly adopt enhanced technology, employers and workers must keep adapting to elevate their competitiveness and attract the best talent. A leading financial institution like BMO is no exception – the bank makes significant investments in attracting additional tech talent and supporting existing teams to deliver ambitious and innovative digital experiences for customers.
A career at BMO in Technology and Operations presents unique opportunities to continuously learn. As North America’s eighth largest bank, BMO has several lines of business — Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Personal Retail, Commercial Banking, and Business Banking. The underpinning tech stacks are diverse, complex, interesting, and innovative – and require
s teams with significant experience in cloud, cybersecurity , and infrastructure modernization to support ongoing initiatives.
Over 1,200 BMO employees have completed AWS Cloud Certification, and there are plans to certify more. In addition, the bank continues to provide tools that empower employees to own their skills development, leveraging partnerships with Pluralsight and Microsoft. Pluralsight is a leading workforce development company that curates customized learning paths with expert-authored courses on cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, security, and other important technologies. BMO’s investment in this kind of technology-focused learning and development is a differentiator in the market.
BMO also understands that the best talent is diverse talent. Through our multi-year Zero Barriers to Inclusion strategy, we actively pursue and invest in diverse employees and applicants – particularly groups facing systemic barriers – providing access to opportunities and enabling growth, both inside and outside our doors.