WorldSkills Conference 2017: Skills strategies for a globalized world

Abu Dhabi, 16-17 October 2017

Conference themes include: the globalization of skills and careers in an increasingly digitized world; jobs and skills mismatch; labour force mobility and the constraints of existing qualifications; skills development in cities, and; combating gender inequality in skills. The session on Jobs and Skills mismatch is being organized in partnership with the ILO.

The Conference will focus on a number of areas, including:

• The globalization of skills and careers in an increasingly digitized world 
• The mismatch between jobs and skills
• Labour force mobility and the constraints of existing qualifications
• The specific challenges for skills in cities
• Combatting gender inequality in skills

The session on Jobs and Skills mismatch, organized in partnership with the ILO, will examine the impact of skills mismatch on labour markets. In addressing this phenomenon, research on this topic as well as an examination of policy gaps will be discussed