WorldSkills Conference 2021 - The Road Ahead: Skills for a Resilient Future (25 - 29 October 2021)

What is it?

A year ahead of WorldSkills Shanghai 2022, experts and officals from international organizations and government, leaders of business and industry, as well as skills organizations and youth met to discuss the key topics (skills for green jobs, poverty alleviation through skills, and the future of apprenticeship systems).

Episode 1

Whether the pandemic has the potential to accelerate the creation of green jobs and the greening of vocational education in the near future?

  • Olga Strietska-Ilina, specialists in skill strategies for future labour markets at the International Labour Organization (ILO),
  • Kenneth Abraham Barrientos from UNESCO-UNEVOC,
  • Neil Bentley-Gockmann, CEO of WorldSkills UK.
Episode 2

In the ‘Poverty alleviation through skills’ vodcast, they talk with:

  • Victoria Levin, Senior Economist in the Education Global Practice, and a co-Lead of the Skills Global Solutions Group at the World Bank.
Episode 3

The ‘Future of apprenticeship systems’, reviews the disruption that work-based learning has suffered over the past 18 months from the perspective of policymaking and business strategies.

  • María del Mar Munguía, coordinator of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) in Costa Rica
  • Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director of GAN
  • Andy Hall, Senior Consultant (Policy) in Skills Systems at the British Council.