(by Borge Brende, published on 15 Apr 2019)
“As the world faces the transformative economic, social and environmental challenges of Globalization 4.0, it has never been more important to invest in people.
Valuing human capital not only serves to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to respond to systemic shifts, it also empowers them to take part in creating a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world.
Education is and will remain critical for promoting inclusive economic growth and providing a future of opportunity for all. But as the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution create new pressures on labour markets, education reform, lifelong learning and reskilling initiatives will be key to ensuring both that individuals have access to economic opportunity by remaining competitive in the new world of work, and that businesses have access to the talent they need for the jobs of the future.” … read more
(by David Autor published on 19 March 2019)
The digital skills gap is widening fast. Here’s how to bridge it
(by Miguel Milano, published on 12 March 2019)
“Access to skilled workers is already a key factor that sets successful companies apart from failing ones. In an increasingly data-driven future – the European Commission believes there could be as many as 756,000 unfilled jobs in the European ICT sector by 2020 – this difference will become even more acute.
Skills gaps across all industries are poised to grow in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other emerging technologies are happening in ever shorter cycles, changing the very nature of the jobs that need to be done – and the skills needed to do them – faster than ever before.” … read more
Who is responsible for ensuring young workers, future workers, and older workers have the required skills to adapt to this evolving world of work? A collective response is required, and business leaders have an essential role to play.
More so than ever before, we are turning challenges into opportunities by connecting pressing issues, such as ensuring diversity and inclusivity in the workforce with the alignment of education and industry needs. These issues are key drivers of both business productivity and equitable social development.” … read more
”New technologies, globalisation and population ageing are affecting the type and quality of jobs that are available, and the skills required to do them. In many countries the number of manufacturing jobs, for example, is decreasing. New jobs requiring new combinations of skills, such as data scientists or social media managers, are emerging in their place. For everyone to benefit from these changes, adult learning systems must be ready to support people in acquiring the skills needed for this changing world of work”. ➡️
Is this Finnish school the perfect design?
”The walls are coming down in Finland’s schools” – read all about the inovations in the education system in the following article.
Automation, Globalisation, Urbanisation, Inequality, Political uncertainty Interacting trends of the future.
Historically Technology creates more jobs than it destroys.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 65% of today’s grade school kids will be in jobs that don’t yet exist. This generation is expected to have 14 jobs between 18 and 44. What are the key skills that students need to cultivate to lead and innovate in a fundamentally turbulent economy?
The ILO’s flagship report, World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018 highlights the challenges for the coming year in jobs and the labour market and looks at global and regional employment trends. The report also focuses on efforts that need to be put in place to improve the quality of work for jobholders, paying particular attention to working poverty and vulnerable employment.
While many business incubators are already up and running, making business of many kinds, there are very few that focus only on education technology. The education sector, especially, lacks the connection between the startups and the target: teachers. The incubator and accelerator programs have an extensive network of teachers and other resources that can benefit the startups. Many successful startups already came out of these edtech incubators.