The right skills for tomorrow


The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub is calling for local business to upskill today to ensure their staff are prepared for tomorrow.

With the coronavirus pandemic leaving no corner of the business world untouched, the world over is now being greeted by a new set of challenges.

According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report, 50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases. That very technological disruption we see transforming jobs can also provide the key to creating them – and help us learn new skills.

It won’t just be your traditional or more ‘harder’ skills that will be needed, either. With so many people working remotely either full-time, or within a hybrid capacity that mixes the office with home, the Skills Hub says softer skills such as empathy, creativity and emotional intelligence will help people effectively adapt to their new reality.

On Friday October 1, the Skills Hub will run through the skills you and your team will need for the future, as well as outlining how to access them.

Skills Hub Manager, Bethany Allen, will lead this free session discussing the who, the what, the where, the why, the when and the how of all things skills and training across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

She said: “In talking about workforces of the future, we need to ensure that our workplaces and workspaces are built to promote and encourage staff development and skill building.

“New skilling, up-skilling, pre-skilling, re-skilling, levelling up; call it what you will but a culture that pushes its people to continually learn new things will be one that thrives in future ways of working.”

To book your place or for further event information please visit, or call the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub on 01209 708 660.

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Skills Hub is part funded by the European Social Fund and is match funded by Cornwall Council and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.