Upskilling new work generation urgent in era of unprecedented change

Inclusive global initiative addresses skills gaps and plan for sustainable workforce

Lifelong vocational education and skills development are essential for organisations to prepare for the future of work, according to education thought-leaders who will be joined by government and industry at the Asia Pacific Vocational Education and Training Forum (APAC TVET Forum 2022) in September. 

Hosted by Education New Zealand in partnership with Skills Consulting Group. GAN New Zealand hosting organisation, and Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, the free online forum will focus on solutions for skill building the current and next generation. 

The theme for this year’s APAC TVET Forum is Reshape – Rethink – Reset, and brings together leading New Zealand and international figures in all aspects of education to address skills gap solutions and plan for developing a sustainable workforce.                

Speakers at the GAN Panel at the APAC TVET Forum 2022

Skills Consulting Group Vice President Global Markets, Bridget Dennis says the pace of change in work-based skills requirements has accelerated as the world deals with skills shortages as well as fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.    

“Only together can we strengthen our skills development systems and programmes to create better working lives for individuals, stronger businesses and industries; and more prosperous economies.”

On the first day of the forum, the Global Apprenticeship Network is bringing together partners from Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland to compare and contrast these 3 countries’ approaches to apprenticeships, sharing of good practice, lessons in public-private engagement, advocacy for and the role of key stakeholders in shaping effective systems. The panel will give participants a glimpse of the discussions that will be taking place at The Future of Apprenticeships: Perspectives from Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia striving for excellence in February 2023.

APAC TVET Forum 2022 will see 30 speakers from 12 countries addressing an online audience in keynotes, panels and break-out sessions over two days on Wednesday to Thursday, 14-15 September.

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