Here at CRISS we recommend this video that shows us the cutting edge trends and skills required in the job market today and the future jobs.

We know that the future of work is going to look very different than it does today. Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. The World Economic Forum estimates that 33% of jobs in 2020 dodn’t even exist yet, claiming in a report that the skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in most industries and transform how and where people work. “Disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years. Many of the major drivers of transformation currently affecting global industries are expected to have a significant impact on jobs, ranging from significant job creation to job displacement, and from heightened labour productivity to widening skills gaps”. McKinsey published a report stating that 45% of all current tasks could be automated with present technology.

Today, Siri is recognizing your voice even if you are five metres away from your mobile phone, the new chatbots can talk, offer us a service, solve us a problem for us and feel totally real, and even self driving cars are no longer fiction.

In a few years, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning, Mass 3D printing, Biotechnology, Virtual reality, Deep Learning, Drones, Augmented Reality, Smart Objects will be rooted in our everyday lives. How should our education evolve?

Here is one of McKinsey’s solutions to consider:

  • Evolve education systems and learning for a changed workplace. Policy makers working with education providers (traditional and nontraditional) could do more to improve basic STEM skills through the school systems, put a new emphasis on creativity as well as critical and systems thinking, and foster adaptive and life-long learning.