Recognizing the pressing need to strengthen dialogue between the education and the economic worlds, WISE and the International Economic Forum of the Americas have partnered in 2016 to co-host a plenary session at the World Strategic Forum, on April 11-12 in Miami, Florida, USA.
This Forum, attended by over 1,200 delegates, has grown to become a strategic platform for business synergies, engaging actors of the global economy towards partnership and dialogue. By linking this platform to WISE’s education community, we aim take a step further towards a true understanding between economic actors and education stakeholders, translated into concrete practices for collaboration. Under the format of a panel discussion, this session will examine the best practices to bridge the widening skills gap and how to raise fulfilled professionals, having a true impact in economic growth and social progress.
Leading in Learning – Fostering an Education for 21st Century Economy
While technological advancements and innovation are propelling changes across all sectors of our societies and markets, the change in educational thinking and skill preparation to face a highly disrupted economy is not as evident.
What are the skill-sets that need to be acquired by current and future generations for their insertion and success in the 21st century economy and what are the best ways to teach them?
How can education systems and the private sector collaborate effectively to prepare and integrate youth to the world of work?
How can education become an engine of innovation and entrepreneurial force, as it increases its impact in generating jobs, fostering development, reducing inequality and increasing competitiveness?