Skills dinner: No More Maths versus Music


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Gatwick, West Sussex

The future of work and what we teach, a skills dinner hosted by Accenture.

The future of work for young people is unpredictable; the skills and capabilities we teach today may no longer be enough, or even relevant. The era we live in – the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution - is characterised by disruptive and the defining quality of our age is the pace of change. Research suggests that 60% of the work our children will do has not yet been invented. In light of this, current educational paradigms, the way we teach and the way we expect our children to learn are also increasingly less fit for purpose.

To meet this challenge head on, it is critical we nurture the most valuable and desirable of skills – the ability to innovate and to think critically as well as compassionately. Traditional boundaries between the arts, the humanities and STEM subjects are reductive.

Businesses have a critical role to helping society shift the way it teaches and learns – you have to help prepare the young people of today so that they can be the contributors of our future – as individuals, as members of society, as business leaders, as employees, as human beings in the age of the machine.

The event will start with a drinks reception and networking opportunity. Then guests will take their seats and there will be a key note speech from Accenture over dinner. This will be followed by a round table discussion.

This dinner is aimed at Chief Executives, Chief Strategy Officers, Board members and HR Directors.

A three course meal will be served.

Contact information
Please contact Chelsie Riley for further information. 

Please note, this event is invite only. Full venue details will be confirmed in the invitation.