skills gapThe ability to foster, develop and maintain generations of educated, skilled employees becomes a priority for countries around the world. Many nations grapple with aging workforces and a lack of skilled technical talent. These forces drive the “freelance economy,” in which labor moves between jobs fluidly, prompting changes in immigration policies and influencing education and training. Governments, private companies and educational organizations come together to address the growing skills gap and embed paradigm shifts such as “lifelong learning” in the workforce. The global contest for talent defines which nations lead the world economy for years to come.

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