Changing skills for a changing world

The future of skills, vocational education and training and labour market systems is at the forefront of the Torino Process 2017 conference on June 7-8, bringing together hundreds of stakeholders from ETF partner countries, Europe and beyond.


The theme of the 2017 event has different meanings. It describes skills that are changing in response the global environment, innovation and disruption. It also describes the effect of bringing about change in skills development. Education and training systems must engage in changing skills to ensure learners and workers acquire the adaptability needed to thrive in the fast changing world of work. Innovation, Diversification, Delivery, Cooperation and Future are the key words that will frame the discussions, debates and workshops at the conference.


Marianne Thyssen, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility held the oping speech. Thyssen main speaking points were on helping people thrive in fast-evolving workplaces and helping companies access the talent they need to invest and innovate.


See the full speech here.


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