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WorldSkills Conference 2017

Skills strategies for a globalized world

Implications of global economic trends and market forces for anticipated skill needs

17 October 2017 at 08:30 in Conference Room B

In partnership with UNESCO

This session aims to discuss the implications of global economic trends and market forces on anticipated skill needs and mismatches, and the responses of education and training systems. It will look at the way skills can address the youth unemployment crisis and inequality. The session will discuss how information on global trends in skill needs is used by countries to review, and renew their education and training provisions. It will also provide a platform for sharing international experiences and lessons learned, to support coordination and dialogue between education and training, including labour market actors in different regions of the world.