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WorldSkills Conference 2018

Uniting for Youth: Building networks for innovative skills solutions

The growing disconnect between the skills that are taught and the skills that the market needs, is leaving millions of young people without jobs. Automation is increasingly taking over mundane tasks and new industries are rapidly emerging. This Fourth Industrial Revolution demands a workforce with a new set of core skills to creatively tackle complex and unforeseen challenges. 

Could the Dutch ‘Triple Helix’ concept that intertwines government, education and industry be part of the solution? That is the question that we will keep asking throughout the WorldSkills Conference 2018. 

With three distinct tracks – Inspire, Develop, and Influence – we will help you find solutions to the challenges that you face in the vocational sector around the globe. Learn how the Dutch approach ensures that skills are consistently raised to a higher level in the Netherlands, and how these lessons can be applied elsewhere.  

The three conference tracks follow the WorldSkills building blocks – discussing how young people can be inspired to take up skills, how skills can be developed through raising standards in countries around the world, and how we can all influence national and international stakeholders to improve skills provision.

Conference Programme (PDF)


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