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Introductory overview: anticipating and preparing for emerging skills and Jobs—Issues, concerns, and prospects

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posted on 2023-05-22, 19:15 authored by Panth, B, Rupert MacleanRupert Maclean
Education provides the foundation for skills and lifelong learning opportunities to thrive in professional and social life. However, unlike in the past, the current generation of learners is facing unprecedented uncertainty in how they anticipate and prepare for emerging skills and jobs, due to the impact of automation and continuous technological disruptions. On the one hand, many countries are facing a “learning crisis” although they have achieved remarkable progress in improving access to education at all levels. On the other hand, skills mismatches are growing to a point where many graduates are unable to get jobs, while employers are often unable to fill vacancies due to the changing nature of skills and jobs. The current schooling systems, which was founded around 100–150 years ago to enhance the efficiency of the first and second industrial revolutions, is no longer adequate for people to thrive and prosper in the current world, which is increasingly driven by artificial intelligence, automation, and innovation.

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Publication title

Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs - Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects

Volume

55

Editors

B Panth and R Maclean

Pagination

1-10

ISBN

978-981-15-7017-9

Department/School

Faculty of Education

Publisher

Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Place of publication

Singapore

Extent

40

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Professional development and adult education; Other education and training not elsewhere classified