#WFCP18: Preparing for the Skills Future, Now
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Delegates to the 2018 World Congress will explore how the professional and technical education and training sector can start Preparing for the Skills Future, Now. The next World Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia from October 8 – 10, 2018, preceded by pre-Congress activities and followed by campus visits.

The sessions, key notes, and discussions will consider the challenges that professional and technical education and training face from technological advances. Discussions will reflect on the impact of automation on work, societies and peoples who face displacement as domestic and global economies evolve. Action-based solutions to challenges facing the future of skills will be the World Congress focus.

The World Congress will feature keynotes from leading experts and engaging discussions on the changes impacting professional education. The WFCP’s seven affinity groups will lead pre-Congress workshops on issues related to the group themes, in context of the skills future. The 2018 Melbourne World Congress will also include the WFCP’s third Global Youth Camp and International Leadership Institute as part of its pre-Congress activities. Campus visits to Australian TAFEs will be available before and after the Congress.

TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) hosts the 2018 World Congress, in conjunction with the WFCP. TDA is the peak national body representing Australia’s professional and technical education and training sector. TDA’s members include Australia’s 58 government owned Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes and university TAFE divisions, and the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).

You can visit the World Congress website to note your interest in the event, learn about the Call for Proposals, and get acquainted with the host city, Melbourne.

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is a member-based international network of colleges, polytechnics, university colleges, institutions and individuals of professional and technical education and training. The Federation provides leadership in delivering workforce education for the global economy. The bi-annual World Congress is the hallmark of the WFCP’s activities.

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For more information:

Tresanna Hassanally
Director, World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics
613-746-2222 ext. 3141
Twitter: @wfcpsecretariat

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