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Digitalization is changing the nature, mode, and pace of work. This means the skilling and re-skilling of workers will be essential if enterprises and entire industries are to maintain and increase functionality and productivity, effectively manage shocks, ensure, and sustain the well-being and livelihoods of workers, and create decent jobs. Understanding and anticipating the evolving skills needs is a crucial step that can guide the training of workers. This episode explores labour market skills needs, and how education, training and lifelong learning can effectively skill and re-skill workers throughout their lives in an evolving and increasingly digitalized labour market.

The future of work podcast series was created on behalf of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

This podcast is also available on Spotify  and Apple Podcasts.


Olga Strietska-Ilina
ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist, and Team Leader on Skills Strategies for Future Labour Markets

Source of original article: International Labour Organization (
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