When: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9:30AM - 5:00PM

Rue du Commerce 123, Brussels, Belgium

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Multiple studies performed during 2017 and monitored by the Digital Enlightenment Forum show clearly that the rapid transformations taking place in the new digital ecosystem have a strong and measurable collateral effect on the job market demand and the difficulty of existing educational systems to supply it with suitably skilled human resources. See for more details attachment below.

Earlier Digital Enlightenment debates have recommended an approach be developed to  combine flexible and hybrid learning mini- courses, self-regulated learning, mentoring and coaching, all aimed at clearly measurable acquisition of skills that are readily recognizable by potential employers.

A palette of new-generation e-learning tools, existing or to be developed, will need to be effectively integrated into such approach.

We believe that it is now timely to take up the challenge and bring together knowledgeable people who can collectively and via the trademark DigEnlight interaction shed as much light as possible on how fast and vast this education vs employment disruption is and provide insights as well as concrete recommendations.

 To this end Digital Enlightenment Forum will contribute by organising a one-day workshop on May, 31 2018 in Brussels under the title: “Skills for Jobs in the Digital Era”.

We expect participants to be actively engaged in addressing the challenge of education and skills provision for the new employment ecosystem. They will come from policy, educational institutions and industry and be ready and open for multi-disciplinary debate.

Existing and/or under development e-learning and “up-training” tools will be showcased.

The workshop aims at producing recommendations for pertinent EU policy, including for the new 2021-2028 Research Framework Programme. It also strives to enable participants to interact and take new ideas back with them to work out in their own environments or in future partnerships and collaborations.

 The draft programme is:

            Opening Policy Keynote

  Followed by three panel discussions:

    1. New Jobs, New Skills: Status and Prospects
    2. Up- and re-skilling – Innovative Approaches
    3. New Generation e-Learning Tools for Career Development – Trials and Showcases

More details can be found in the documents given below.

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PDF icon Skills for Jobs in the Digital Era248.85 KB
PDF icon Draft Programme149.37 KB

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