Reskilling Revolution Platform

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating demand for millions of new jobs, with vast opportunities for fulfilling people’s aspirations and potential. Yet, at present, the dominant trend and narrative remains one of unequal opportunity, job displacement and widening inequality. In the job market, half the global labour force might need reskilling by 2025.1 In schools, if current trends continue, many students will continue to lack the skills necessary to thrive in the future of work.2 With societal unrest on the rise across much of the industrialized and emerging world, labour markets in flux from the fallout of the pandemic, technological disruption and the green transition, collaboration between the public and private sectors can advance an entirely different agenda, where people’s futures and global economic prospects are enhanced by mobilizing worldwide mass action on reskilling, upskilling and education transformation.

The Reskilling Revolution Consortium was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020. It aims to inspire large-scale global systems change across the skills and education agendas by demonstrating, in a tangible way, how progress can be achieved on highly complex and intractable issues by reframing and piloting new models and templates for action; accelerating vehicles for coordinating and funding collective action at scale; and strategically raising the bar on what credible business leadership commitment on reskilling, upskilling and education transformation looks like.

The Reskilling Revolution Consortium is operationalized through three interconnected approaches:

 



  1. Connecting action and thought leaders to promote visibility, recognition, support and cohesion for best-in-class efforts driving systems change;

  2. Inspiring the next generation of bold business leadership commitment on the human capital investment agenda;


  3. Co-creating, deploying and scaling innovative pilots for action at national, industry, organizational and school levels.

2022-2024 Strategic Roadmap 

The activities of the Reskilling Revolution Consortium aim to contribute to building a fairer, more inclusive world that will deliver benefits to economy and society through better skills and education for generations to come.

 

For 2022-2024, the Reskilling Revolution Champions—the Consortium’s governance and advisory body composed of the most committed and forward-thinking leaders from across the private sector, international organisations, civil society, educators and experts—have approved a strategic roadmap that includes a portfolio of inter-connected activities and initiatives, namely:



  • Chief Learning Officers: Community of leading CLOs that meets to exchange best practices for workplace learning and corporate reskilling/upskilling efforts 


  • Skills Consortium: Community of leading EdTech and workforce learning providers that collaborates to elevate lifelong learning as a pathway to economic opportunity


  • Platform for affiliated Multistakeholder Initiatives: Leverages the Reskilling Revolution for joined-up efforts on global systems change, connecting and mobilizing a global movement for better skills and education


  • Business Commitment Framework: Collection of innovative and best-in-class business-led education and workforce skilling initiatives, contributing towards the Reskilling Revolution target


  • Country Accelerators: Mobilize national stakeholders and provide a common framework and playbook for accelerated action on systems change to close national education and skills gaps


  • SkillsLink Alliance: Multistakeholder alliance to pilot a comprehensive global skills-based talent system, including a skills taxonomy, skills standard, and skills seal


  • Education 4.0 Alliance: Multistakeholder alliance to advance global education reform and inclusive and innovative learning environments

How can you get involved?

We invite you to join the Platform in the following ways:

 


  1. Join one of the Forum-convened co-creation initiatives of the Reskilling Revolution Consortium, for example through a national education or skills country accelerator, the Education 4.0 Alliance, or the Chief Learning Officers;

  2. Support one of the Partner-led public-private collaboration initiatives officially affiliated with the Reskilling Revolution Consortium, or propose a new effort to join the Reskilling Revolution platform;

  3. Explore associating your organization’s individual efforts with the Reskilling Revolution Consortium through the Business Commitments, thus sharing your initiative with a global audience and better aligning with similar efforts.

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