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.
of participants acquired new digital skills
older participants increased their digital knwoledge by
employers supporting workplace training including Volvo, Nokia, Oras and Samsonite
individuals took part in direct partnership with FutureFit
sectors across the programme, including retail, construction and heavy industry
tech interventions including an AI chatbot, 100% online large scale classrooms and gamification strategies
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.