As technologies disrupt economies, jobs will disappear. But learning new skills will keep people in business.
By 2030, more than 2 billion jobs will disappear, roughly 50% of all the jobs on the planet. This is not intended as a doom and gloom scenario, but rather as a wakeup call for the new skillsets we’ll need in the future.
According to McKinsey’s Global Institute, 12 disruptive technologies are at the heart of this disruption: mobile Internet, automation of knowledge and work, Internet of things, cloud technology, advanced robotics, autonomous and near-autonomous vehicles, next-generation genomics, energy storage, 3-D printing, advanced materials, advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery, and renewable energy.
The only way to be authentically and sustainably prepared for this change which is already on is way is to help people increase their capacity for engagement - for new learning, connecting and adapting. These are the core skills that every educational institution needs to test for.