This session will highlight the challenges of young people moving from education into the workplace in terms of the working practices and expectations, peer relationships and the value placed on different competencies. It will argue that these can be used to drive innovation within the workplace, to the benefit of employers and employees, education and industry, and in a range of sectors if the clash is recognised and managed.
An interactive discussion led by the chair will explore what competencies education needs to provide young people with in order to manage the transition into the workplace in a way that enables them to maintain their curiosity, drive for learning and creativity, and thereby contribute to innovation in any workplace.
The expert panel will then explore what organisations need to change in order to foster the traits of young people and the culture of education they bring with them. How can organisations capitalise on these to generate innovation? The session features two case study examples.