BRICS Future Skills

BRICS Future Skills challenge

What is it?

Think of it as a multi-day online Skills Olympics or Hackathon competition. 100’s of BRICS Youth (16-35yrs) will be solving real-world problems in their specific future skill area.

Hosted by South Africa, the event will take place in Joburg over 12-15 September 2023. 

This is an amazing opportunity for BRICS youth to:

  • gain access to cutting edge case studies, training and certificates
  • add global experience to their CV and job prospects
  • benchmark their skills globally and be recognised as one of the top South Africans in their field


To find out more, click below

BRICS Future skills

Who are we?

One of the nine working groups of the BRICS Business Council – the BRICS Future Skills Group aims to create a pipeline of skills that lead to future and emerging jobs for our youth.

Our main partners

BRICS Summit 2023


The BRICS Summit 2023, hosted in Johannesburg South Africa was a huge success with organisations from all across the BRICS nations networking and collaborating on opportunities in the Skills Development space. 

Our Supporters

Want to learn what future jobs
will look like?

BRICS Future Skills Group ran a free foresight session in Cape Town and Joburg to learn and help define the future skills needs in the Food Bev Manufacturing sector.

Members of Food & Bev Manufacturing companies – large and small – were invited to join and contribute.

The resulting report will be released on June 8th 2023 and will show:

  • new and transforming jobs expected in the sector
  • obsolete jobs expected in the sector
  • skills programmes required to support the new jobs and upskilling of those working in obsolete job categories

Join the event live or online. 

BRICS Skills Camps

Every month knowledge sharing webinars on various future skills topics are planned across the BRICS Nations. In May South Africa hosted one on Health Technologies. 

For the full list of webinars, click more info. 

Additionally – we are in the process of building joint curriculum with the other BRICS country partners in a number of areas.