The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is hosting its 2018 World Congress between 8th and 10th October in Melbourne, with the theme this year being Preparing for the Skills Future, Now . The conference is set to look at the challenges in vocational and professional education and training arising from advances in technologies and automation, with a strong focus on solutions to some of the major issues.
One of the most important elements in any solution to these challenges, is better use of insight to understand how the skills landscape is changing. Unless education providers know the skills that employers are looking for, and the ones that are likely to grow in demand over the coming years, how can they prepare a curriculum, and ultimately their students, for the world of work?
Amongst the sessions in the Changing World of Work breakout stream on 10th October, Emsi’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific, Anthony Horne, will be addressing this issue. The presentation —Regional Insight is the Key to an Industry Relevant Curriculum — will look at how granular, localised insight can be used to identify the skills that employers are really looking for, and how this can then feed into developing curricula to align much better with employer demand.
Given the widening skills gap, this is a hugely important topic. If you are visiting the conference and want to find out more about how regional insight can help your institution Prepare for the Skills Future, do join Anthony in his session at 8:30am on 10th October.
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