FOCUS TOPIC 1
IDEAL VS REALITY. SET FOR THE FUTURE: HOW TO ADJUST VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING TO FUTURE REQUIREMENTS
The world is changing and society has been confronted with new challenges. For an economic prosperous future, new skills are required, i.e. digital compentences are in high demand but also social skills and entrepreneurial know-how are more than ever highly important. The sessions „Set for the Future“ deals with the question, how vocational education and training can assure the „right“ things to be taught to make companies and economies more competitive and better prepared for future challenges. Company representatives will showcase and discuss their own approach of mastering the new challenges by trying to answer questions like: „What does the factory of the future look like? How can digitisation be applied in vocational education?
FOCUS TOPIC 2
TALENT ECONOMICS: HOW GENERATION Z AND CHANGING SKILL NEEDS AFFECT AND TRANSFORM ECONOMIES AND BUSINESSES
The microscope on talent is in sharp focus and HR has more programs and processes to manage talent than ever before. At the same time, skill needs change radically within economies and business organisations. This focus topic concentrates on highlighting the changes in workforce because of Generation Next, how HR strategies need to transform and outlines ways on how to respond to them accordingly as company and/or official organisatin being involved with talent economics and skills management.
FOCUS TOPIC 3
HOW CAN SKILLS COMPETITIONS SUPPORT NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING SYSTEMS?
Competitions are a motor both for the motivation of the apprentices themselves and the image of vocational education in general. Competitions are only successful if there are defined standards on which you can rely on and which are accepted as state of the art. Competitions are a vehicle to harmonize on an international level skills standard to make competences comparable with each other. This focus session focusses on the manyfold benefits of skills as testimonials from companies, ministries of education and vocational experts show.