SkillingNow Campaign: Ramping up the discussion

In our new podcast series and through online round-table discussions, GAN is speaking with thought-leaders and practitioners from around the world to learn about their experiences and hear their perspectives on topics such as life-long learning and the return on investment for work-based learning; in thought-pieces and on twitter we’re profiling approaches that are helping bridge the gap between the skills people have and the skills business needs; and we’re creating space for people, who want to share their views, tell their story, or have a few questions. Get in touch with us, via LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

On social media, you are invited to join our first conversation, focusing on lifelong learning. Have a look at the first discussions and learn more about SkillingNow:

- What is SkillingNow? Find out by reading our first Article about the campaign.

- What do we need to promote lifelong learning? In our conversation with distinguished leaders from business, GAN Networks, and international organisations, we learned about that lifelong learning is all about mindset.

- How do we make lifelong learning happen? In our first SkillingNow Podcast, we caught up with IOE Communications Director Jean Milligan and Professor Erica Smith from Federation University Australia, who share with us their views on building lifelong learning habits.

- All eyes were on Costa Rica last week for GAN Costa Rica’s Focus Week. Around the world, several GAN networks are organizing dedicated Focus Weeks to engage companies, policy-makers, youth and lifelong learners, and thought leaders in a dynamic discussion about SkillingNow for a future of good work. Learn about the discussions with young legislators and an IBM Watson strategic partner, find out about how companies in Costa Rica are creating opportunities for youth and adults through apprenticeships and work-based learning, and read about the training programs the government is developing for future civil servants.

- Interested in what Costa Rica's take is on skills for the future? Our second podcast featuring Priscila Chaves, Executive Director of the innovation agency 10XImpact, and Lizette Brenes, Coordinator of the Observatory of Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (OMiPYMES at UNED) offers various tips to college students, older workers, universities, state and employers, on how to create collaborative economies to make lifelong learning happen.