Definition of upskill in English:


Line breaks: up|skill
Pronunciation: /ˈʌpskɪl


[with object]
  • 1Teach (an employee) additional skills: this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities (as noun upskilling) the upskilling of the labour force
    More example sentences
    • We need to upskill them; we need to build up the capacity of our communities.
    • New Zealand First is aware that the bill in itself will not upskill social workers.
    • It would also not catch ex - New Zealand soldiers who assist with upskilling the armed forces of a particular country.
  • 1.1 [no object] (Of an employee) learn additional skills: they will provide grants of up to 75% for staff who decide to upskill
    More example sentences
    • We have to upskill across a wider number of people to increase the pool of potential staff.
    • You know, all of us are now working under increasing time pressures, and we need to upskill and retrain more frequently.
    • But the Government can give people employability for life, a chance to upskill and change career direction.

More definitions of upskill

Definition of upskill in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw