In our increasingly complex world, unlocking the full potential of each current and future worker is a challenging task. A key reason for this lies in the insufficient and ineffective communication between youth, the private sector and educational institutions. It is no secret that there are major misalignments between the skills provided by the education systems and the skills needed by employers – and young people with unfulfilled career aspirations are being trapped in the middle of it.
This interactive webinar, jointly organized by WBCSD, UNICEF and PwC, will explore the global skills mismatch as experienced by youth and by business. We will discuss causes and challenges of skills shortages and surpluses and look at actions business and other stakeholders can take to step up, take responsibility and play an effective part in addressing the mismatch between the supply and demand of skills on the labor market – now, in the aftermath of COVID-19, and in the long term.
Word Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. FIBS is member of WBCSD’s Global Network of almost 70 national business councils.
This virtual session is open to the public.