Reskilling Revolution

Launched at the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting in January 2020, the Reskilling Revolution initiative aims to provide one billion people with better education, skills and jobs by 2030.

The need to futureproof and boost people’s skills and livelihoods in the face of expected large-scale job displacement is even more urgent with the COVID-19 pandemic bringing about in months what most observers of technology-driven labour market change expected to see in years. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for change, by disrupting economic activity and fast-tracking automation and digitization, creating both devastation across labour markets and new opportunities for online learning, redeployment and reemployment. Crises and recessions often act as inflection points for widespread structural change, the full scale of which will only become apparent in hindsight. The next decade seems fated to play a pivotal role in setting the stage for the future shape of work and education far into the 21st century.

The Reskilling Revolution Platform will enable existing coalitions and business-led initiatives to create systemic change. Together, the founding partners of this movement have the capacity to reach 250 million people worldwide.

The New Economy and Society team at the World Economic Forum is  the global secretariat for the Reskilling Revolution. The purpose of the unit is to advance prosperous, inclusive and equitable economies and societies.  Working together, partners who engage in this work deepen their understanding of complex issues, shape new models and standards and drive scalable, collaborative action for systemic change. Over 100 of the world’s leading companies and 100 international, civil society and academic organizations currently work through the Platform.

The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world by engaging industry, government and civil society leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.