An exploration of how to overcome the challenges of upskilling and reskilling in a post-pandemic world.
For decades, technology has been disrupting the workforce at scale, with around 400,000 jobs lost to automation in EU factories between 2000 and 2016. Workers that can’t or don’t reskill risk losing their jobs to robots and AI. Studies show that the pandemic has brought digital adoption forward by five years. This will prompt many people to change their jobs. However, moving into a completely different line of work requires extensive reskilling and upskilling.
How can we empower workers with the skills they need for tomorrow?
This half-day interactive event addressed the challenges of upskilling and reskilling in a turbulent labour market. The event showcased the results of FutureFit, a major training and research programme, led by Nesta and supported by Google.org focused on creating an effective adult learning system to help tackle inequality and social exclusion. In partnership with Europe’s largest unions, leading researchers, employers and adult learning experts, FutureFit is upskilling 1,000 workers whose jobs have or will radically change.
Watch the recording to hear from organisations including: Hyper Island, Demos Helsinki, Enrol Yourself, Get My First Job, University of Gothenburg, Utrecht University's Future of Work Hub, The Federation of Dutch Trade Unions, Workers' Educational Association Finland (TSL), IVEAKST, SBI Formaat, Harvard, Mtech+, Nordic Council and Friends of the Earth
Stages and session overview
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