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The Future of Skills and Lifelong Learning

November 15, 2020 ・ 12:00 AM
Webinar
The choices we make now – from the classroom to the boardroom - define the skills we’ll have tomorrow. In this webinar, Go1's Dan Fish is joined by Sara Caplan and Ben Neal from PwC to explore a holistic view of lifelong learning, as well as the future of learning and education. 
Mikaela Gladden
2020-11-17

In today’s complex business environment, transformational changes are happening in every industry.  

In one hand, we have a new focus on the higher-level skills, competencies and mindset needed for the modern working world. In the other however, there is a greater disconnect between the skill sets once required for a job, and those that employers are seeking in employees today. 

As the saying goes, learning is a never-ending process. With an increasing workforce skills gap, it is essential for HR and L&D functions to consider the role that lifelong learning plays in improving the skill sets of their employees.  

The choices we make now – from the classroom to the boardroom - define the skills we’ll have tomorrow. In this webinar, Go1's Dan Fish is joined by Sara Caplan and Ben Neal from PwC to explore a holistic view of lifelong learning, as well as the future of learning and education. 

They also covered: 

  • the workforce skills gap 
  • the silos of education from K-12 and university, all the way through to vocational and corporate training 
  • how these silos of education affect the delivery of learning  
  • lifelong learning as a way to recognise and develop talent within organisations 
  • and much more  

Missed the webinar? Catch up on the recording below:

About the speakers

Sara Caplan, PwC Australia's National Skills Lead and CEO of PwC's Skills for Australia

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CEO of PwC's Skills for Australia, a Skills Service Organisation (SSO). As an SSO, they are responsible for gathering intelligence on skills needs now and in the future in Business Services, Financial Services, ICT, Education, Culture and related industries, Printing and graphics, Mining, Drilling and Civil Infrastructure, Automotive and Naval Shipbuilding. They then look at how well the current vocational training meets these needs and redevelop the training packages so that they are aligned to employer needs and the future economy.

Sara's recent work has focused on supporting government in delivering policy outcomes: designing and implementing innovative solutions to government priorities, including transforming skills systems, creating new vocational routes to professional careers, including Higher Apprenticeships and Trailblazer standards, and creating an environment for economic growth.

Ben Neal, Partner, PwC Australia, Workforce transformation leader

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Ben is the lead partner for PwC’s Workforce Transformation consulting business in Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) in the UK and holds postgraduate HR and business qualifications. Ben's areas of subject matter expertise include strategic human resource management, research, policy development and implementation.

Dan Fish, Director of Education at Go1

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A futurist, thought leader and entrepreneur in education and technology, Dan is passionate about the important role these industries play at a societal level. After a successful career in advertising he spent a number of years working in child welfare for both international and local NGOs. Here he saw the very real impact education, or a lack thereof, could have on the planet. The last 15 years have been spent working for a number of successful technology businesses with a particular leaning towards education, career, and the future of work.

Most recently Dan has held leadership positions at Australian success story SEEK and now heads up strategy at Go1; another exciting Australian start-up backed by SEEK, Microsoft and Salesforce in recent rounds of fundraising. Dan believes in the exponential opportunity that now exists, thanks to technology, in helping democratise education and support personalised and contextualised lifelong learning.

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