Online - London, United Kingdom

Organised by Nesta

IMPORTANT: You must pre-register via this link here

Join us on 16 June to explore how to overcome the challenges of upskilling and reskilling in a post-pandemic world.

For decades, technology has been disrupting the workforce at scale, with around 400,000 jobs lost to automation in EU factories between 2000 and 2016. Workers that can’t or don’t reskill risk losing their jobs to robots and AI. Studies show that the pandemic has brought digital adoption forward by five years. This will prompt many people to change their jobs. However, moving into a completely different line of work requires extensive reskilling and upskilling.

How can we empower workers with the skills they need for tomorrow?
This half-day interactive event will address the challenges of upskilling and reskilling in a turbulent labour market. The event will showcase the results of FutureFit, a major training and research programme, led by Nesta and supported by Google.org focused on creating an effective adult learning system to help tackle inequality and social exclusion. In partnership with Europe’s largest unions, leading researchers, employers and adult learning experts, FutureFit is upskilling 1,000 workers whose jobs have or will radically change.

The event is open to anyone who wants to explore how we can support people to learn and navigate a complex labour market:
  • Policymakers who are looking for evidence to support the design of new skills and jobs policies through experimentation and cross-sector partnerships.
  • Unions and employers who are looking for effective ways to support their members and employees to upskill during these challenging times
  • Education providers and training organisations who are interested in exploring innovative learning approaches that boost motivation to learn and provide targeted support to workers at risk.
  • Researchers and experts who want to find out about our research findings, and gain a deeper understanding of the practical implications.

Hear from organisations including: Hyper Island, Demos Helsinki, Enrol Yourself, Get My First Job, University of Gothenburg, Utrecht University's Future of Work Hub, The Federation of Dutch Trade Unions, Workers' Educational Association Finland (TSL), IVEAKST and SBI Formaat.


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Becoming FutureFit: Empowering workers with the skills they need for tomorrowLondon, United Kingdom