Our Chief Impact Officer, Sharmi Surianarain, participated in Global Skills Day 2021, a virtual event with 125 speakers from 26 countries covering four tracks of thinking. Her panel on Catalysing Learning@Scale debated how to skill young people for the jobs of the future, while ensuring those jobs exist and the barriers to accessing them have been removed.

The panel of experts was moderated by Gary A. Bolles, Author of “The Next Rules of Work”, and included Mona Mourshed – CEO of Generation, Michael Fung – Deputy CEO of SkillsFuture Singapore and Reshni Singh, a director at South Africa’s Department of Trade Industry and Competition.

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