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Queen’s University Belfast
The advice we received through chamber connections in the USA enabled us to win new business
OBE Waste & Agri Engineering Ltd
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Tue 9th Oct 2018
PwC Question Time The future of work – consensus or chaos? Tuesday 9 October, W5, The Odyssey, Belfast
09 Oct 2018
October 9, 2018
The nature of work is being transformed faster than it has ever been, and the next generation faces a future in which it’s estimated 85% of jobs in 2030 have yet to be invented.
So, how do we prepare young people to live and work in this brave new world? Should the educational curriculum focus on workplace skills like IT science and technology, when social skills like creativity, communications, leadership and empathy will be equally in demand?
Does an unconscious bias towards universities as the ultimate goal reflect more of a ‘league-table’ mindset than what’s best for students? And are these traditional methods of measuring schools’ success coming at the expense of apprenticeships and vocational opportunities that reflect the changing world and the importance of embracing diversity and individual circumstances.
As parents, educators and employers, we have a collective responsibility to support young people in attaining the right skills for an ever-changing workplace.
So, whichever hat you wear, on Tuesday 9 October, join us at W5 and add your voice to the discussion. We have an exciting range of panellists to debate the issues, hosted by Dr Robbie Meredith.
- Dr Deirdre Hughes, OBE – Internationally renowned expert in employment and skills.
- Richard Kirk – Regional Director of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
- Shauna McCloy – Shauna is Head of Employability and has worked with Ulster University in this field for over ten years.
- Tara Simpson – Managing Director of Instil Software, a bespoke software engineering and training company based in Belfast.
- 18:00 Registration and refreshments
- 18:30 Debate
- 21:00 Close
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