Accelerating workforce reskilling for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: an agenda for leaders to shape the future of education, gender and work


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The way people work, the skills they need to thrive in their jobs and the trajectories of their careers are rapidly evolving. These changes are significantly altering the skills required by the labour market. Continuous learning lies at the heart of thriving in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While the skills required for most jobs are changing quickly, adult education and training systems are lagging behind. While 35 per cent of the skills demanded for jobs across industries will change by 2020, at least one in four workers in OECD countries is already reporting a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Equity; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Teaching and learning; Workforce development; Policy

Keywords: Future; Employability; Job requirements; Workplace change; Skill needs; Skill upgrading; Skills mismatch; Education and training needs; Relevance of education and training; Access to education and training; Policy implications

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: World Economic Forum, 2017

Physical description: 17 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 129.275

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