Preparing students for jobs of the future

How to prepare students for jobs of the future
10-October-19
Preparing students for jobs of the future

The world of work is changing. According to the World Economic Forum, 65% of children entering primary school today will be employed in jobs that do not yet exist.

At the same time many jobs which exist today will become automated by artificial intelligence in the future. McKinsey Global predicts that almost half of all workplace activities could be automated in the future.

So how can educators prepare students for jobs which don’t yet exist rather than equipping them with skills that may soon be obsolete?

This may seem like an impossible task to add to an already overworked and, too often under-resourced, teaching staff.

However, with strategic planning educational institutes can ensure that their faculty, staff and students are able to adapt to whatever comes next, as well as whatever comes after that.

  • Step #1 Focus on soft-skills
  • Step #2 Humanities will remain relevant
  • Step #3 Encourage teachers to be innovators
  • Step #4 Encourage Digital literacy
  • Step #5 Use new and emerging technologies
  • Step #6 Develop Resilience

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