Youth, Education and Closing the Skills Gap

This Study of the US Institute explores how advances in technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education required to work. 

The Institute will expose participants to global issues in the context of the future of work by examining educational, social and economic trends.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the academic program will examine the role of U.S. educational institutions, particularly community colleges, in preparing Americans with the skills needed to succeed in multiple industries and sectors including business, technology, science, higher education, the creative arts and other fields.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • communication
  • entrepreneurship and the gig economy
  • globalization and urbanization
  • innovation and technology
  • organizational development and management
  • skills development
  • reskilling and retraining

The Institute will also provide opportunities for participants to engage with educational and industry leaders, policy makers, trade associations and other key actors.

For the one-week educational tour, participants travel to another part of the USA.

Programme dates TBA. Host institution TBA in April 2019.  We will post this information on the website as soon as it is available.