People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)

People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland) People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)

04 March 2021


08:00 - 09:00



People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland) on reskilling

Analysis conducted by the CBI and McKinsey & Co prior to the Coronavirus pandemic found that 90% of the UK’s workforce will need to acquire new skills by 2030, placing reskilling high on the priority list of both businesses and the government. Meanwhile the pandemic has created a more challenging labour market which has only exacerbated the national reskilling issue. 
The latest CBI reskilling report estimated that the UK will need £130bn of additional funding to meet these skills demands and business and government alike will have to increase their investment to support the training and development of the UK workforce. A new and more flexible type of provision to support this transition will also be needed. 
The aim of this session is to understand how UK businesses and education providers are planning for and tackling the UK’s reskilling challenge.
In this session we would like to explore the following questions with members:
  • What do you consider to be your current employee skills gaps?
  • What barriers do you encounter when trying to access the skills and talent you need?
  • Are you planning for or do you already have a reskilling strategy, whether this is to fill current skills gaps or to provide training for your employees to meet future changes and challenges?
  • What kind of training courses and content will the UK need to reskill the nation?
  • How do you think government policies are helping or hindering reskilling efforts? 

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are:

  • Chief of People
  • Head of HR
  • HR Director
  • Director of People / Talent
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lead.

Get in touch

Karen Hoey

Karen Hoey

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Northern Ireland


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