Understanding the skills for the future

Read our thought piece and view our key questions for our Futures workstream.



Symposium 2018

The Centre for Work-based Learning will host an international symposium - Skills 4.0: Work-based learning for #AHumanFuture in November 2018. Find out about the event here.

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How do we prepare for the future workplace?

What does the future hold for Scotland? Can you imagine what job skills will be required in a future Scotland? What does a job of the future look like? And what skills will employers require? Find out in this short video co-produced with Skills Development Scotland.

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Symposium 2017

The Centre for Work-based Learning hosted an international symposium - Innovating work-based learning in Scotland: Thriving in the workplace of the future in November 2017. Find out about the programme, the speakers and get access to all the event content.

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Skills for the Future round table

On the 8th of February 2017 The Centre for Work-based Learning held a roundtable event on Future Skills for Scotland. The event was chaired by Deborah Roseveare from the OECD with input from a range of Scottish and international attendees see agenda and delegates (PDF).

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We're rapidly moving towards the fourth industrial era. How have previous industrial revolutions changed us over time, what can we expect from the new one?

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The key questions for our work are:

  • How can Scotland exploit technological disruptors to build an inclusive and resilient economy?
  • How can Scotland’s workforce drive future change and thrive within this environment?
  • What skills and capabilities are required to do this?
  • How should the Scottish skills system respond to deliver this?

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