Panel 3: “Education as a source of talent: equality of opportunities or populism”
The employment of the future will have to do above all with the production, distribution and transformation of knowledge. It’s not so much a case of being trained to carry out a specific activity, but more one of being able to meet the constant need for recycling. In other words, of being able to assimilate values and processes and acquire skills and abilities, like collaborative teamwork, managing time, creativity, design thinking, innovative spirit, and the capacity to seek out, filter and prioritize information.
Not adapting the educational system to the world that’s coming would be an obstacle to developing any vital project and to employing talent. At the same time, it would have direct negative effects on productivity, competitiveness and social cohesion. Supporting the transformation of education will trigger equal opportunities and social mobility against inequality and social exclusion.
What should the future educational model look like if it is to guarantee equal opportunities? How important will continuous training be? What is the role of the companies in all this educational change? What kind of talent will companies need? And what values will they look for in that talent? How can companies cooperate to generate more inclusive economic growth?
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