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*postponed* BCCT Luncheon- Jobs of the Future

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Date & Time: 06-Nov-2019 12:00 Members Only  
Location: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30, Captain Bush Lane (map)
Member Cost: THB 1,200.00

BCCT is pleased to invite you to the luncheon presentation by Birgit Hansl, Country Manager for Thailand, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank on the topic Jobs of the Future Will Require Investment in Human Capital

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019

Time: 12.00 - 2.00 pm (Registration at 11.30 am)

Venue: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 2 Charoen Krung Road Soi 30, Captain Bush Lane (map)

Cost: THB 1,200 for members and THB 1,700 for non-members including 3-course western set lunch. Pre-registration is required. 

Payment: Pre-payment for the full fee is required by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 30th October. Click here for payment methods.

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More about the presentation: 

Greater investments in people’s health and education are urgent in a rapidly evolving labour market increasingly shaped by technology, according to the World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature of Work.

The nature of work is not only changing – it is changing rapidly. We do not know what jobs children in primary school today will compete for, because many of those jobs do not exist yet. The great challenge is to equip them with the skills they will need no matter what future jobs look like. In the current era of technological change, human capital is more important than ever. Evidence shows that returns to education are high when technology is changing. However, families often neglect human capital due to lack of information, social norms or prohibitive costs. For these reasons governments have a vital role to play in building human capital: as providers of health, education and financing; and as regulators for accreditation and quality control of providers. Globally comparable measurement of education and health outcomes can help as part of this process. The World Bank’s new human capital project raises awareness and increases demand for interventions to build human capital. Importantly, the project includes an international metric to benchmark components of human capital across countries.