Director dinner: Digital Skills for the Future - Cambridge

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Cambridge CB1

The digital transformation of the UK economy is a significant opportunity to drive growth and prosperity for the betterment of both business and individuals. 

However, this digital transformation also presents challenges. The old adage ‘the only thing constant is change’ is never more accurate than when applied to our world of work. It has been suggested that 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in job types that don’t yet exist1. And about one in five jobs are at risk of automation by 20302, which will disproportionately affect people in low-skilled roles.  

So what action do leaders need to take now to support people in work and education in building the skills they need for the future?

At the dinner KPMG will discuss macro trends shaping the workforce and those attending can learn about some of the different approaches that other businesses are taking to respond to these challenges. 

Business in the Community (BITC) will share its campaign priorities on skills, and attendees will be invited to participate in active discussion on the wider opportunity for responsible businesses to act.

Refreshments

A three-course dinner will be provided.

Contact details and further information

This event is free for members. Full joining instructions will be provided before the event.

To book, contact Jo-anne.Holroyd@bitc.org.uk Operations and Events Coordinator, BITC.

References

  1. World Economic Forum. The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Available at weforum.org
  2. Centre for Cities. Cities Outlook 2018. Available at centreforcities.org

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