City 2050: building skills for an uncertain future

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday 24 May 2017 - 17:30

This session will explore how demographic, economic and cultural shifts should be accounted for in planning the development of a workforce for the future.

We will look at the effect of an ageing population, the decline of traditional industries and technological advances to analyse how to account for future uncertainty in skills development. 

Our panel will challenge conventional views on skills development and highlight innovative practice from a range of contexts. Attention will be given to ‘learning cities’ and how to engage communities and employers to generate both economic and social growth.

speakers

  • Mark Froud, Managing Director, Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards, UK (Chair) 
  • Iestyn Davies, Chief Executive, CollegesWales/ColegauCymru, UK 
  • Eddie Hak-Kim, Secretary for Education, Education Bureau of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China 
  • Daniele Vieira-do-Nascimento, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning