The COVID-19 pandemic led to job loss for many adults. Some of these jobs will not be recovered, given the accelerated adoption of new technologies during the pandemic and changes in consumption habits and work preferences. There is an urgent need for adults to upskill and retrain in new jobs and sectors. But the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) suggests that less than half of adults in European countries and the US participate in training. Adults who are lower-skilled or older are also much less likely to train than their peers.

The 2022 online conference “Innovative approaches for future-ready adult learning systems” will bring together experts and practitioners to discuss the latest innovations in adult learning in Europe and the US. The virtual conference will be held over two days and will include presentations from the OECD, expert panels, and discussion tables.

IREC will present on the panel Preparing Workers For the Green Transition on February 1 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. How can we make sure that we have the workers we need to support the green transition? This panel of experts will discuss innovative initiatives to forecast workers needed in green jobs, and prepare workers for the green transition.

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