The Skills revolution is under way!
As early as 2016, the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report predicted that 5 million jobs would be lost by 2020 and replaced by artificial intelligence, robots etc. Over the same period, it also predicted that 2.1 million new jobs would be created that would require I.T, Maths, network architecture and engineering skills.
The report showed that growth areas for employment all require strong social skills, and specialised, single-skills jobs are in decline.
In its “Future of the Workplace” report published in 2018, McKinsey estimates that by 2030, demand for technological skills (digital, programming and IT skills) will climb by 55%. Requirements for social and emotional skills (Leadership, Management, Entrepreneurial Skills etc) will increase by 24%, and demand for highly cognitive abilities (such as creative or complex information processing) will grow by 8%