How many of us can say, with certainty, what jobs we would choose if we were kids today?

Disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years.

It’s estimated that some 65% of children entering primary schools today will likely work in roles that don’t currently exist.

web1In such a rapidly evolving employment landscape, the ability to anticipate and prepare for future skills requirements, job content is increasingly critical for businesses, governments and individuals in order to fully seize the opportunities presented by these trends—and to mitigate undesirable outcomes.

It is known that office and administrative functions, along with manufacturing and production roles, will see dramatic declines accounting for over six million roles over the next four years. Conversely, business and financial operations along with computer and mathematical functions will see steep rises.

 [1] Time to impact industries’ business model

Many activities that workers carry out today have the potential to be automated. At the same time, job-matching sites such as LinkedIn and Monster are changing and expanding the way individuals look for work and companies identify and recruit talent.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape

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What will be absolutely necessary is equip children, students, young unemployed, that means ensuring the digital competences needed as the pace of technological advancement quickens.

Pathways4employ is an European project that encourages people to improve their ICT skills and it helps their recognition in the labor market.

[1] Future of Jobs Report, World Economic Forum

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