As we head into what many consider the fourth Industrial Revolution, not only are people wondering what the workforce will look like, but what it will look like for those who have yet to enter the workforce entirely.
Entirely new job industries are emerging, and the landscapes of others are drastically different than they were even 10 years ago. According to The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, published by the World Economic Forum, technological advancement means a reduced number of workers with an entirely new set of tasks and needs. This means it’s crucial for existing businesses to take an active role in supporting their existing workforces through learning different skills and improving upon existing skills, and that individuals take a proactive approach to their own lifelong learning and that governments create an enabling environment, rapidly and creatively, to assist in these efforts.
For the world’s youngest workers, and those not yet old enough to work, not only does this mean a different landscape than even their parents are accustomed to, but a whole new frontier when it comes to the future of work.
Join us at the City Club for a panel discussion on the future of the workforce.