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Top 3 Barriers For Learners Thriving In The #FutureofWork And 3 Ways To Overcome Them

Machine learning used for smart job market map to support people into work in uncertain times

@nesta_uk and @jpmorgan report: Mapping Career Causeways: Supporting workers at risk is released today exploring Machine learning used for smart job market map to support people into work in uncertain times   As the job market reels from the shock of COVID-19 and unemployment rises sharply, pioneering data science methods have been used to identify viable career transitions for people based on their current skillset.  Mapping Career Causeways: Supporting workers at risk is published today by Nesta, the innovation foundation, and supported by J.P.Morgan. The study shows how data analysis can be used to identify jobs that use a similar skillset, but have a lower risk of automation. A map has been published alongside the study to demonstrate how this would work in practice.

Equipping young people with skills for life: Stimulating innovation and learning through competition

#LEP2019 - Investigating #ArtificialIntelligence and its impact on the world Giving young people the opportunity for lateral and entrepreneurial thinking early on is vital to ensure they can thrive later in life. They need the freedom to think creatively and to problem solve in new ways, unlocking abilities and skills that stand them in good stead for both further education and employment.

How will an #EdTech Testbed help our colleges?

Nesta is launching an ‘EdTech Innovation Testbed’, in partnership with the Department for Education, to help colleges and schools to try out technology products and support EdTech tools to generate more robust evidence in real settings. 

Joysy John discusses the role of #AI in the #FutureofEducation

England’s Skills Puzzle: Piecing together further education, training and employment

England's #SkillsPuzzle identifies the problems with our skills system and sensibly calls for greater investment in adult learning, devolved responsibility for skills planning and better advice for learners, but it's vital that we also keep an eye to future skills needs, use new tools and technologies to empower learners with data-driven career advice, and give proper support for people to learn.

The next UK government needs to tackle these three challenges

#Brexit is taking centre stage in the run-up to the election. But the next government will also need to grapple with economic, social and political challenges that have faced the UK for much longer.

Free online summer camp for young inventors launched

Young people can put their creativity and tech know-how to the test during the summer holidays with the launch of the free Longitude Explorer Digital Summer Camp at

TOMODACHI designed by team of 14 and 15 year olds from Greenford, West London wins National Award

 #LEPAWARDS2020 - The #LongitudeExplorerPrize from @NestaChallenges and supported by @BEISgovuk calls on young people to apply #STEM and entrepreneurial skills to solve the big challenges of our time  A team of young women from Greenford High School in West London has beaten hundreds of other teams from across the UK to be named the Longitude Explorer Prize 2020 champions, winning £25,000 for their school. 

Vote for game-changing innovations from UK’s young talent in the Longitude Explorer Prize People’s Choice Award

@nesta_uk and @NestaChallenges : Vote for game-changing innovations from UK’s young talent in the Longitude Explorer Prize People’s Choice Award

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