Conference on Future of Work comes off this weekend


A conference on the Future of Work is set to come off this Saturday, November 4, 2023 weekend at the Cedi Conference Center, University of Ghana. Organised by BeTechConnected, the event seeks to build the capacities of young people to access global tech opportunities.

Under the theme, ‘Empowering the Youth for the Future of Work’, organisers believe the theme will resonate with students, young professionals and corporate entities. “Empowerment for the future of work goes beyond mere job training. It requires fostering a holistic set of skills and attributes that enable young people to adapt, innovate, and contribute to a rapidly changing society, and this is what this conference seeks to achieve,” a statement said.

The event, the organizer noted, will bring together renowned industry leaders who will share their expertise, failures, and success stories that will inspire and guide the youth toward their future endeavours.

Key activities include diverse workshops where young professionals will engage in hands-on activities on the demands of work of the future in various tech fields, micro future talks in which tech leaders will share insights on the Future of Work in their various industries.

There will also be an interactive panel discussion on the topic: ‘Building the Capacities of Young People to Access Global Tech Opportunities’ where participants will get the opportunity to engage panel members. To top it off, there will be a technology job fair where qualified applicants will be connected to appropriate industries without the hustle of going through any lengthy application processes.

The world of work is evolving at an unprecedented pace, driven by technological advancements, economic shifts, and societal changes. To prepare the youth for the challenges and opportunities of the future, innovative programmes are emerging with the aim of empowering them with the skills, knowledge, and mindset necessary for success in the ever-changing landscape of the job market.

The 21st century has ushered in a new era of work, characterised by rapid digitalization, automation, and globalisation. Traditional career paths are giving way to a gig economy, where short-term contracts and freelancing are becoming increasingly common. This new reality demands a fresh approach to education and skill development, as job security and the nature of work have been redefined. The youth of today must be equipped with the tools to not only survive but thrive in this dynamic environment.

“As we stand on the brink of a future where the nature of work is rapidly transforming, programmes like ‘Future of Work’ and its associated events play an indispensable role in preparing the next generation. By equipping young people with essential skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a supportive community, these initiatives empower them to not only adapt to the changing world of work but also shape it.”

The Future of Work event is an exciting addition to the BeTechConnected programmes arsenal, offering a unique opportunity for youth to learn, connect, and be inspired by those who have blazed trails in their respective fields. By attending the event and engaging with the community it cultivates, the youth of today can embrace their roles as drivers of change in the ever-evolving landscape of the future of work.With the right knowledge, skills, and support, they are poised to create a future that is both promising and empowering.

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