Future Skills 2030-Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution
Today we are at the beginning of what has been termed the 4th Industrial Revolution. This isn’t about some ‘far future’ of work. In many ways the future is already here! The pace of change is rapid and the world of work is being transformed by technology at an ever increasing pace. In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic across the world has accelerated the changes which were already underway. Will you be left behind or will you be ready for change? To be prepared for the future you have to understand it. Will there be enough employment in the future, and if so what will that work be? Should you become an entrepreneur and start your own business to diversify your livelihood? Should you develop a portfolio career with multiple sources of income? Which occupations will thrive, and which ones will decline? By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist!
This course gives you an overview of the different new technologies and other forces that are driving change in our world. The course describes the skills you and your loved ones need to develop to survive and thrive in this new world of the 4th industrial revolution. This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold around us. What actions should we take today? What should we tell our children and grandchildren, colleagues, friends and neighbours about the future of work?
Those individuals and organisations that understand the future of work, and prepare for it, will be the best placed to succeed.