Global Skills Trends, Training Needs and Lifelong Learning Strategies for the Future of Work

Report prepared by the ILO and OECD for the 2nd meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group (Geneva, 11 – 12 June 2018)

This paper reviews how the megatrends – digital transformation, globalisation and demographic changes - are shaping skills demand through the creation and destruction of jobs as well as the changing nature of existing occupations. It examines how the resulting changes in skill needs have translated into skills imbalances, and considers how lifelong learning (LLL) systems and strategies can be enhanced to increase the participation of individuals and employers in education and training.