Reimagining Education: Preparing the Next Generation with Skills for the Future

Lunch event co-hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education and Generation Unlimited during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

This high-level lunch meeting will bring together leaders in business, government, philanthropy, and international organizations for a focused discussion on youth skills and the workforce of the future.

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm

Location: New York City, NY

This event is invitation only. For more information, please contact Brittany Gray at brittany@gbc-education.org.

Event Overview:

The largest generation of young people in history are lacking the skills and opportunities required for the changing future of work. Unfulfilled potential, unemployment, frustration, exclusion, and alienation due to low quality and irrelevant education, as well as misalignment of skills and jobs, pose serious and formidable challenges to the next generation entering the workforce. Immediate and transformative action is needed to mitigate the risks posed by this challenge. On current trends, by 2030 more than half of all young people will not be prepared for the skills needed for the future of work. A recent youth survey by Deloitte and the Global Business Coalition for Education reveals that 39% of youth claim school does not provide the skills needed for work.

In light of this challenge, the Global Business Coalition for Education and Generation Unlimited are teaming up to host an event during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This event will inspire action and a pathway forward for reimagining education and training, with an emphasis on skills for the future and innovative methods to match graduates with relevant and meaningful jobs.

Our speakers will be announced soon. Check back here for details.