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IOE centre invited to work with the G20

17 December 2018

UCL Institute of Education’s (IOE) Centre for Post-14 Education and Work has been invited to continue work with the G20 ahead of the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

Osaka cityscape

Paul Grainger, Co-Director of the Centre, will be a representative helping to address the G20’s focus on ‘The Future of Work’.

This follows previous contributions the Centre has made to the G20 process, including delivering papers at the T20 conference in Argentina

The Centre has previously proposed the creation of an inclusive Social Ecosystem Model that links ‘working, living and learning’ as new parameters of skills formation in a digital age.

The aim is to develop a socio ecosystem that can be sustainable, as opposed to high skill ecosystems such as Silicon Valley, which can be viewed as unstable in the long term due to the reliance on imported skills.

The integral theme to this work involves relating skill development to economic need within a local area, such as a city region.

Expanding on this theme, the Centre hosted an event in London on Technical and Vocational Education and Training in London Colleges earlier in December 2018.