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The SKILLS Bridge - Episode 2: Digital transformations: Modernising apprenticeships and matching the needs of the digital economy

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07 Dec 2022
End Date:
24 Jul 2024
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Online
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English

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ILO

The International Labour Organization is the tripartite U.N. agency that promotes Decent Work through employment, social security, labour standards and social dialogue. Its work on skills development is guided by the conceptual framework on Skills to improve productivity, employment growth, and development agreed in 2008 by representatives of Governments, Employers’ Associations and Workers’ Associations. Research, policy advice, and pilot projects and technical cooperation programmes to apply good practices in different circumstances across its 185 member States aims to boost the employability of workers, the productivity and competitiveness of enterprises, and the inclusiveness of economic growth. The ILO Secretariat in offices in 40 countries works with Ministries of Labour, employers’ organizations, and trade unions to integrate skills development into national and sector development strategies in order to better meet current labour market needs and to prepare for the jobs of the future; to expand access to employment-related training so that youth, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups are better able to acquire skills and secure productive and decent work; and to improve the ability of public employment services to provide career guidance, maintain labour exchange services, and deliver active labour market programmes.For more information regarding the ILO’s work on skills and employability go to: http://www.ilo.org/skills/lang--en/index.htm; for ILO/Cinterfor's Knowledge Management Plarform, see: http://www.oitcinterfor.org

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Anticipating and matching skills needs

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Anticipating and building skills for the future is essential to a rapidly changing labour market. This applies to changes in the types and levels of skills needed as well as in occupational and technical areas. Effective methods to anticipate future skills needs and avoid potential mismatches include: sustained dialogue between employers and trainers, coordination across government institutions, labour market information systems, employment services and performance reviews of training institutions. 

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Digital skills

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The world of work is undergoing a substantial transformation due to new forces. In particular, technological advances, such as AI, automation and robotics, have produced numerous new opportunities, but also given rise to urgent challenges. While new jobs are constantly being created with the emergence of the digital economy, many jobs are at risk of becoming obsolete. Digital innovations will rapidly change the demand for skills, thereby creating a wider skills gap that has the potential to hold back economic growth. Equipping people with basic or advanced digital skills promises to prepare them for unprecedented job opportunities in the digital economy. This will lead to innovation, higher productivity and competitiveness, as well as expanding markets, access to work and entrepreneurship opportunities. 

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Lifelong learning

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There is a critical need for a greater overall investment in education and training, particularly in developing countries. Education and training investments should be closely linked to economic and employment growth strategies and programmes. Responsibility should be shared between the government (primary responsibility), enterprises, the social partners, and the individual. To make lifelong learning for all a reality, countries will need to make major reforms of their vocational and education and training systems. School-to-work schemes for young people should integrate education with workplace learning. Training systems need to become more flexible and responsive to rapidly changing skill requirements. Reforms should also focus on how learning can be facilitated, not just on training for specific occupational categories.

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The SKILLS Bridge: Harnessing the potential of public and private sectors through dual VET Systems and Quality Apprenticeships
Episode 2: Digital transformations: Modernising apprenticeships and matching the needs of the digital economy

Episode 2 of “The SKILLS Bridge” Masterclasses will discuss how apprenticeships can bridge the digital gap, through meeting the skills needs of the digital economy and through investigating how apprenticeships can be modernised and transformed by using digital technology. Two of the thematic reports under the Apprenticeships Development for Universal Lifelong Learning and Training (ADULT) project, supported by the Government of Flanders will be presented, and a case study will give concrete insights into new approaches.
- Promoting apprenticeships to meet the skills needs of the digital and knowledge economy
- The digital transformation of apprenticeships: Emerging opportunities and barriers
- Case Studies: Technologies to fill the gap between off the-job and on the-job training

Date: 7 december 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 CET

Participants can register via this link: https://bit.ly/3EV2Alt 

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Lifelong learning

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