Events

7th International Skills Forum

12 December 2017 to 14 December 2017

The 7th International Skills Forum: Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs will build on the previous skills forums and will take a holistic approach to skill development by linking pathways and youth aspirations across different levels of education, highlighting the importance of different types of skills (cognitive, noncognitive, and occupational), and focusing on lifelong learning for an increasingly mobile workforce having new and varied jobs, and longer working life.

The forum aims to:

  • showcase transformational practices to equip the youth with employable life skills;
  • invite representatives from government, private sector, and other partners involved in education and training to showcase innovative good practices; and
  • inspire experts and developing member countries’ counterparts, and promote collaboration with key stakeholders to incorporate new approaches to design and implement innovative projects and programs in education and training.

The forum will include a select number of international keynote speakers and a number of presentations from practitioners, highlight how the private sector is contributing to skills development in preparing their workforce needs, and demonstrate cross sector collaboration. Register here. 

Venue: 
Mandaluyong
Philippines
Topics: 
Education,
Capacity Development
ADB Organizer: 
Education Sector Group
Event Coordinator: 
http://k-learn.org/sites/default/files/course/2017/7th-intl-skills-forum-agenda.pdf
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
12 Dec 2017 Opening Remarks
12 Dec 2017 Forum Objectives and Introduction
12 Dec 2017 Keynote Address on Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs
12 Dec 2017 Keynote Address on The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Its Implications on Education
12 Dec 2017 Session 1 - Panel Discussion How to Prepare the Workforce In a Rapidly Changing World
12 Dec 2017 Session 2A: Innovations in K- 12 Education to Improve Student Learning Outcomes
12 Dec 2017 Session 2B: What It Means to Development a World Class University in a Developing Country
12 Dec 2017 Session 2C: Transformational TVET
12 Dec 2017 Session 3: Innovation Marketplace
12 Dec 2017 Reflections on the First day of the Forum
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
13 Dec 2017 Keynote Address Entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills Shinta Kamdami
13 Dec 2017 Session 4A: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills
13 Dec 2017 Session 4B: Panel Discussion on Human Resource Development in Education
13 Dec 2017 Session 5A: Innovations in K-12 Education
13 Dec 2017 Session 5B: Transformational TVET
13 Dec 2017 Session 5C: What It Means to Develop a World Class University In a Developing Country
13 Dec 2017 Session 6A: Innovations in K-12 Education
13 Dec 2017 Session 6B: Transformational TVET
13 Dec 2017 Session 6C: What It Means to Develop a World Class University In a Developing Country
13 Dec 2017 Regional Group Meetings
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
14 Dec 2017 Keynote Address Technology and eLearning Aape Pohjavirta
14 Dec 2017 Session 7A: Partnerships in Technology and eLearning
14 Dec 2017 Session 7B: Partnerships in Technology and eLearning
14 Dec 2017 Session 7C: Partnerships in Technology and eLearning
14 Dec 2017 Reflections, Way Forward, and Conclusion