Dear partners and friends,
The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Lifelong learning: Up-skilling and reskilling 50+”, on October 21st, 10:00/11:15 CET.
The event will highlight regional examples on upskilling and re-skilling, serving as a good occasion to help organizations bridge the gap between their needs in this regard and the programmes offered by the EU.
In the context of rapidly changing labour markets, the up-skilling and reskilling of adults has become a priority. Technological changes and digitalisation require new skills, while many regions in Europe are faced with both an ageing population and labour and skills shortages. People over 50 oftentimes are not the target group approached for the majority of employers and there is a consistent association between ageing and reduced participation in learning. Effective social inclusion and employment policies, therefore, require strong and regularly updated skill foundations.
During this webinar, Ms Elena Romanini, Skillman Senior Project Manager, will explain different programmes and funds on lifelong learning offered by the European Union. Mr Michael Heaney, Chief Executive Officer, Údarás na Gaeltachta will share possibilities in which programmes and projects on upskilling and re-skilling are financed and implemented from the regional perspective. Ms Ana Gale, Director of Uciliste Studium – Institution for Adult Education will emphasize the importance of the development of the skills in accordance with the industry needs. She will share the implementation example on cross-border cooperation in the field of up-skilling and reskilling adults.