House of Skills: Re-skilling and lifelong learning in changing labour markets
16 October 2018 at 14:45 in Grand Ballroom
The labour market in Amsterdam is changing faster than ever. At the same time, there is a growing mismatch between demand from employers and skills, especially lower- and medium-skilled working population. Given shortages on the labour market, employers must pay more attention to people’s skills and less to their diplomas. The labour market must therefore be transformed into a more skills-oriented labour market and we have to develop a mutual skill language to make change possible.
The House of Skills project is a collaboration of the business community, trade organisations, employee and employer organisations, knowledge institutes, education and administrators in Amsterdam. Together they carry out pilot projects and develop skills-oriented career programmes to develop structural solutions to this problem. This session focusses on how to start a collaboration like House of Skills, why House of Skills works in this broad partnership, what House of Skills aims to accomplish and what obstacles they come across.