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WorldSkills Conference 2017

Skills strategies for a globalized world

Skills Development in Cities: Powering the engines of economic growth

16 October 2017 at 11:30 in Conference Room A

In partnership with British Council

Cities are places of extremes. In urban centres opportunities for citizens, educators, and employers are intensified but so are challenges. Cities are also the driving forces in modern economies, and they require sustainable skills solutions to ensure economic growth that provides opportunities for all. So, how can universal skills solutions be achieved? Also, what consequences do borders within societies have and how can they be broken down? This session will include leaders in skills development from cities with contrasting demographics and challenges.


Deborah Roseveare (Moderator), Head of Skills Beyond School Division, OECD

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister, India

Manail Ahmed, ,

Neil Bentley (Moderator), Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK