We live longer and have more active years on the labour market. At the same time, the technological development is faster than ever. We need to obtain and develop new competencies and skills – not only when we are young but throughout life.
Denmark is in the top compared to others when it comes to application of technologies – especially basic technologies. The labour market will undergo dramatic changes in the years to come. There will constantly be new demands – also to the active labour force with both short and higher educations. Both young and older people must have access to flexible and high-quality education and training programmes. These programmes must be adapted to grown-ups who have been on the labour market for many years. Targeted further education and training is a way to ensure the workforce meets the demands.
We also need to work together and be better at taking advantage of digital solutions. In this way, companies and educational institutions can integrate the new technology in connection with further education and training programmes.