On March 25th, 2022, BUT project team conducted workshops entitled Scenarios of the labour market in 2040. In this event, held online via MS TEAMS platform, 32 participants took part. They represented two groups of project’s beneficiaries: university students and PhD students (young researchers). The workshops were observed by the representatives of the project partners’ organizations so that they could replicate the workshops in their countries.
The aim of the workshops was to familiarize participants with scenario method as one of the futures research tools. The main theme of the workshops was the labor market and its future. Students worked in small groups with facilitators (BUT project team members) discussing one of four alternative scenarios describing future labour market. In particular, they focused on hopes related to the scenarios, fears they may generate, and competences or skills needed if the scenarios were to occur. By voting, the meeting participants selected the most desirable scenario (Youth in the virtual world).
During the workshops, BUT team had the opportunity to test selected learning materials developed within Training Manual and Foresight Toolbox which include foresight methods and tools of professional developement (IO2).
At the end of workshops, participant were asked to fill in an evaluation form and shared their opinions on what could be improved in such courses in the future. Overall, the workshops were positively received and highly rated by the participants.