GCC Soft Skills Training Market to Reach US$ 1,059 Million by 2028, Propelled by Rising Focus on Developing Employees’ Soft Skills

April 11, 2023 | Technology & Media

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “­­GCC Soft Skills Training Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2023-2028,” the GCC soft skills training market size reached US$ 504 Million in 2022. Soft skills training refers developing personal attributes, communication skills, and social intelligence in individuals. These skills include leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, work ethics, adaptability, and interpersonal communication. Soft skills training enables individuals to improve critical thinking and creativity, enhance cognitive flexibility, and develop negotiating skills. It focuses on improving time management and conflict resolution skills, enhancing the overall development of an organization, and promoting a positive work environment. Currently, soft skills training programs can be imparted through online and offline platforms.

GCC Soft Skills Training Market Trends:

The rising emphasis on employees' comprehensive development in the thriving corporate sector is primarily driving the soft skills training market growth in the GCC region. Besides this, the implementation of various initiatives by regional governments to reduce the skill gap among professionals is creating a favorable outlook for the market. In addition to this, the increasing product utilization across the hospitality, healthcare, retail, and media sectors to enhance customer service, employee retention, and job satisfaction and increase overall work productivity is aiding in market expansion. Moreover, the adoption of digital platforms, the proliferation of social media channels, and ongoing technological advancements, such as the integration of cloud computing, virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, are positively impacting the market growth. These innovations provide new and novel ways of delivering training to individuals, further helping organizations optimize their training resources. Apart from this, the expanding inclusion of soft skills training programs in the academic as a part of the university curriculum to create lucrative employment prospects is contributing to the market growth. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 1,059 Million by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 13.2% during 2023-2028. 

Market Summary:

  • Based on the soft skill type, the market is categorized into management and leadership, administration and secretarial, communication and productivity, personal development, teamwork, and others.
  • On the basis of the channel provider, the market has been divided into corporate/ enterprise, academic/ education, and government.
  • Based on the sourcing, the market is bifurcated into In-house and outsourced.
  • On the basis of the delivery mode, the market has been classified into online and offline.
  • Based on the end use industry, the market is segregated into BFSI, hospitality, healthcare, retail, media and entertainment, and others
  • On the basis of the country, the market has been segmented into Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
  • The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined, covering the competitive structure and key player profiles.

Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Units US$ Million
Segment Coverage Soft Skill Type, Channel Provider, Sourcing, Delivery Mode, End Use Industry, Country
Region Covered Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain
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