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Webinar: 21st Century Skills System: Northern Ireland

Webinar: 21st Century Skills System: Northern Ireland

30th November 2018, 12.30 - 13.30

The project’s aim is to look at what a 21st century skills system will need to look like, in light of the challenges we face now and in the future. The project aims to compare Northern Ireland and Scotland as two devolved parts of the UK, with some similarities when it comes to the skills system, and big differences in terms of social, political and economic context.

The project's aim is to look at what a 21st century skills system will need to look like, in light of the challenges we face now and in the future. The project aims to compare Northern Ireland and Scotland as two devolved parts of the UK, with some similarities when it comes to the skills system, and big differences in terms of social, political and economic context. The project has undertaken desk-based, secondary analysis and primary qualitative research with representatives of the skills system and those working closely with it to consider the challenges faced by the skills system, what success would like, and will consider recommendations for what needs to stay the same and what needs to change. The project builds on previous work that IPPR Scotland and FETL have undertaken and has been conducted in a three stage process, looking at challenges, success and, now entering stage 3, recommendations. Given the huge challenges facing Northern Ireland and Scotland - and the UK as a whole - the skills system can be at the centre of getting Northern Ireland and Scotland ready for the future, and able to take the opportunities and meet the challenges brought by automation, ageing, economic underperformance and inequalities. You can read the report of this work here. 

Please note this event has been cancelled.