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Panel 15: Skills and training in the 4th Industrial Revolution: what do companies need? What can workers hope?

Wednesday 29 June, 09:00-10:30

One of the issues presented as central to the 4th industrial revolution is the question of training and skills. New technologies will require new digital skills in offices but also in factories. A lack of investment in training carries the risk of a serious shortage of skilled labour in Europe in the near future. This is the economic aspect of training: to exploit technological advances to the full. But what is its social aspect? What can really be expected from training in a less job-intensive economy and an increasingly precarious labour market? Can new approaches to training provide satisfactory answers to the questions of the increasingly polarised and more unequal society announced by the digital revolution?

Speakers:

  • Konstantin Scheller, European Commission, DG EAC
  • Vincenzo Spiezia, OECD - PRESENTATION
  • Wolfgang Greif, ÖGB/GPA-djp and EESC - PRESENTATION
  • Thiébaut Weber, ETUC

Discussant: Marco Ricceri, EURISPES

Moderator: Philippe Pochet, ETUI

Read the short summary of this panel debate.

For further reading:

SKILLS FOR A DIGITAL WORLD, OECD report

NEW MARKETS AND NEW JOBS, OECD Background report

EESC opinion on digitalisation

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