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LearnEnglish Professionals GLOBAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to part of a talk about global workforce development. Optional exercise What is the main theme of this talk? a. How companies can help their employees become global­ready. b. What students can do to become global­ready. c. How universities can help students to become global­ready. (Answer below) One of the biggest challenges facing employers and educators today is the rapid advance of globalisation. The marketplace is no longer national or regional, but extends to all corners of the world, and this requires a global­ ready workforce. Universities have a large part to play in preparing students for the twenty­first century labour market by promoting international educational experiences.
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