July 15, 2024 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm | EAST-TLV, Meitav 13, Tel Aviv

Afeka - The Academic College of Engineering in Tel Aviv, in cooperation with TheMarker, will host the second annual Skills&Tech conference. This event will examine Israel's need to cultivate a highly skilled workforce to maintain its status as a global technology leader. A central focus will be on addressing the widening gap between the competencies required in today's rapidly evolving job market and the skills currently being developed through Israel's education system, academic institutions, and lifelong learning initiatives.

The conference aims to create an annual platform for strategic discussions on integrating skills acquisition throughout the educational continuum, particularly concerning the current challenges Israel faces.

ועידת סקילס אנד טק צילום : מוטי מילרוד

Among the topics to be discussed:

  • The necessity for a long-term national strategy to impart skills along the educational continuum, and how to implement it effectively.
  • The impact of the ongoing war on skill requirements and objectives – what are the primary skills Israeli employees need in today's job market.
  • The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in preparing for the future of work and how Israel is making quality STEM education to accessible to diverse populations.
  • How artificial intelligence will affect the workforce, and whether Israel, the education system, and academia are adequately preparing for this impact.
  • The roles of the education system, academia, lifelong training, and workplace courses in creating an employment profile that aligns with the evolving demands of the job market, and more.

During the conference, the Afeka-TheMarker 2024 Skills Index will be unveiled, providing an in-depth analysis of the specific skill sets currently sought after by leading employers across various industries.

The conference is expected to be attended by a diverse range of key stakeholders from the economy, high-tech industry, academia, education system, government, military and non-profit sectors.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage in crucial discussions shaping Israel's future workforce.

עמי מויאל צילום : מוטי מילרוד


Conference Program

Presenting the 2024 annual skills index

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