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New skills for a billion people by 2030. Davos Forum theme


How to upskill a workforce is a big topic at the World Economic Forum this January. Almost one-third of currently employed people have to learn new skills in the nearest future. It’s not only a benefit for the people themselves but also business and economy in the long run. Experts clearly see the correlation between economic growth and upskilling.

The future of work is requiring new skills from people. Automation will change the way we work within the next ten years. Besides hard skills, other competencies will be needed on the labour market, such as the ability to work with new digital tools, leadership and other soft skills.

Strong collaboration will be required from business leaders, educators, institutions and governments.

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