Newcomer Employment Webinar - Oct 3rd

Posted in Community Programs / Immigration News

The Migration Policy Institute Europe is offereing a free webinar:
  Preparing Newcomers for the Jobs of Today and the Labor Markets of Tomorrow.

 When: October 3rd, 2018.
 Time: 7:00am (Central Time).
 Topic: This webinar will explore the changing labour market and how to assist newcomers with accessing this market, as   well as training that will make them most employable in chaninging times. See full description below. 

*While this does have a European focus, it is thought that many of the discussion points will be relevant and applicable to the Canadian workforce and immigration situation as well*

To Register for the webinar, click here.

"Getting recently arrived immigrants and refugees into work has long been considered the lynchpin of successful integration, with the legitimacy of migration and asylum systems often linked to positive economic outcomes. Spurred in part by the European migration crisis, significant social innovations and public-sector investments have focused on assessing newcomers’ existing skills, matching them with available jobs, and providing training to those in need. But with labour markets increasingly characterised by technological disruption and the flexible but precarious ‘gig economy’, this model risks being severely upended.

This Migration Policy Institute Europe webinar marks the release of two new publications, produced in the framework of its Integration Futures Working Group. Jobs in 2028: How will changing labour markets affect immigrant integration in Europe? examines possible scenarios for how social, economic, and technological trends could affect jobs, labour market policy, education and social policies, and migrant integration. The second report, Tech Jobs for Refugees: Assessing the potential of coding schools for refugee integration in Germany, explores the potential of coding schools for refugees to help alleviate skills shortages and provide a pathway to work—for more than only a high-skilled minority. Join the experts for a discussion of key questions: How can governments equip newcomers—and indeed citizens—with the skills to thrive in the job markets of the future? How can governments prepare public services and contribution-based benefit schemes for a changing world of work? And for those unable to find work, what are the alternative ways that newcomers can meaningfully and measurably contribute to society?"