OECD Local Skills Week 2024: Talent for the twin transitions

Session 5: Preparing workers for the labour market of tomorrow: Anticipating future local skills needs

Jun 26, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


National and subnational governments are facing a formidable challenge: the rapid evolution of skills required to succeed in the labour market. This evolution is propelled by the increasing need for digital literacy and expertise in emerging AI technologies. To tackle the discrepancy between today’s skills requirements and those of tomorrow, OECD countries and subnational governments leverage forecasting, projections, and expert surveys to anticipate future labour market trends. These tools support policymakers in aligning workforce investment strategies and equipping learners with insights into potential training and employment pathways that match those future skills needs. This session will bring together labour market data experts and policy actors to explore the question of how new anticipation tools can guide governments, training institutions, employers and learners in investing in the right skills.


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