How to learn the essential workplace skills of the future

Technology is disrupting the workforce at scale, and workers that are unable to adapt to changes risk unemployment and exclusion.

FutureFit exists to create the evidence for new ways of tackling this challenge.

To meet the demands of a fast-changing labour market, governments, unions and industry have increased efforts to understand what skills will be in demand and how those in work could be re-skilled and motivated to keep learning.

FutureFit has tested innovative approaches to adult learning, upskilling and reskilling across the labour market, through partnerships in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium.

We’ve designed, tested and evaluated training interventions that aim to:

- Reskill and upskill workers

to empower them to adapt to
changes in their workplace.

- Trial and test innovative learning methods

that positively improve learner behaviour such as acquiring a digital mindset and developing resilience.

- Create evidence about what works

to provide governments and unions with practical solutions that can boost skills across the workforce at scale.

Sweden
Denmark
Belgium
The Netherlands
Finland

Our impact

89%

80%

of participants acquired new digital skills

older participants increased
their digital knwoledge by

18

employers
supporting workplace training including Volvo, Nokia, Oras and Samsonite

72

individuals
took part in direct partnership
with FutureFit

9

sectors
across the programme, including retail, construction and heavy industry

4

tech interventions
including an AI chatbot, 100% online large scale classrooms and gamification strategies

LEARN MORE

Explore our reports
from the FutureFit
programme

Too little evidence exists which addresses the motivation of learners or informs the development of more innovative training approaches and skills that will prepare workers for the jobs of the future. FutureFit built evidence about what works in the skills systems across Europe.

Our research