The Future of Work - building a future-ready workforce

The Future of Work - building a future-ready workforce

WA
Jul 17
This event, the second in CEDA WA's Future of Work series, examines short, medium and long-term opportunities for training and re-skilling a future-proofed workforce.

Speakers

Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, Productivity Commission
Nicky Firth, Vice President Human Resources, Rio Tinto
Annie Fogarty, Executive Chairperson, Fogarty Foundation
Julie Hobbs, Chief Executive Officer, Future Now - Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council

Event overview

Technological advances such as automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, unprecedented in both scale and pace, are dramatically reshaping our workforce and workplace. The world is becoming a faster changing and more turbulent place for organisations and the necessity to adapt has never been greater.

CEDA’s influential 2015 research report – Australia’s future workforce? – found technology could make almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs, including highly skilled roles, redundant in 10 to 15 years.

CEDA WA’s 2018 Future of Work series continues discussions outlined in the research by exploring key themes paramount to Australia’s economic growth and diversity. Speakers from the most forward-thinking companies will profile how they are preparing for the future of work.

This event will see experts examine:

  • How current education and training institutions are preparing for evolving and emerging industries;
  • What skills are increasingly relevant and desired by future-focussed businesses;
  • Examples of successful industry and training institution cross-collaboration initiatives

Meet the keynote speaker

Karen Chester
Deputy Chair, Productivity Commission

Meet the panel

Nicky Firth
Vice President Human Resources, Rio Tinto

Annie Fogarty
Executive Chairperson, Fogarty Foundation

Julie Hobbs
Chief Executive Officer, Future Now - Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council

Meet the facilitator

Charlie Gunningham
Commercialisation Adviser, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Supported by CEDA members

Event series sponsors

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