Future Skills: Responding to the Challenges of the Labour Market

05 Jun , 14:00–15:15
The Human Factor in Responding to Global Challenges
Pavilion G, conference hall G7

The COVID-19 crisis continues to have global ramifications for the economy. New trends are clearly emerging in professional education and training, as well as in the labour market overall. These are impacting the skills which will be in demand in the future. It is becoming vital to review training standards and strategies in line with what the future is likely to hold. New industry development scenarios are also needed, along with plans regarding relevant skills. How has the pandemic impacted the supply and demand of professional skills? What factors should be considered by all those with a stake in personnel education and training? What skills should be taught to students (and indeed everyone in continuing professional education) in order to adapt to the new reality and continue to be in demand in a shifting landscape? What skills will the new economy require? How should approaches to professional training at educational institutions be reformed in order to transition to a model that focuses on practice? What is the role of WorldSkills in this process?

Marina Lipetskaya, Director, The Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation

Julia Antokhina, Rector, St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation
Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg
Alexey Borovkov, Vice Rector for Digital Transformation, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Ekaterina Loshkareva, Deputy Director, Research and Development, Union “Young professionals (WorldSkills Russia)”; Russian Federation Official Delegate to WorldSkills International and WorldSkills Europe
Konstantin Markelov, Vice President, Director of Business Technologies, Tinkoff Bank
Boris Nuraliev, Founder, Director, 1C