Future world skills 2020
This report analyzes key drivers that will reshape the landscape of work and identifies key work skills needed in the next 10 years.
Japan. A response in Japan to low birthrates and labor shortage: humanoid robots
Government projections estimate that over the next two decades, Japan will lose nearly a million people per year. There are less and less potential workers, and youths don’t want to work in factories anymore.
Can universities and colleges keep up with the skills demanded by the ‘new manufacturing’?
Game-changing advancements in robotics, 3D printing, data analysis, vision systems, sensors and the Internet of Things are creating seismic changes in manufacturing systems and processes. But where does the human resources factor fit into this transition?
Do We Have to Be Afraid of the Future World of Work?
The paper tries to highlight major trends shaping the world of work in developed economies with the aim of giving a realistic account of probable developments and the contributions of different driving forces, importantly focusing on the role of actors such as policy makers, firms and individuals.
PAPERS and ARTICLES
Preparing for the robots: Which skills for 21st century jobs?
The robots are coming and are taking our jobs. Or are they?
New technologies: A jobless future or golden age of job creation?
This paper explains the dynamics of job destruction and job creation in the context of technological change. It explores the role of economic, social and political forces in shaping the nexus new technologies, innovation and job.
The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets.
PAPERS, ARTICLES, BRIEFING NOTES
People, machines, robots and skills
Technological unemployment is a recurring theme, but joblessness in the digital age will depend on human, not artificial, intelligence.
Automation will disrupt the future of work — but also the future of global development
Although automation will take longer to reach developing countries, the nature of work is already changing in these markets.
Accelerating Gender Parity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
This paper explores the challenges and opportunities for enhancing gender parity in sectors likely to exhibit high growth in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and identifies key acceleration strategies by sector.
From craftsmanship and novices to 3D printing and an ageing workforce: is vocational education and training (VET) research keeping pace with change as well as continuity in work?
Changes in work technologies, the way work is organized, and the nature, distribution and utilization of occupational skills and knowledge have always had an impact on VET practice and policy.
Australia. Preparing young people for the future of work
Australia’s education system is not preparing students for twenty-first century success. Young people entering technology-rich, global, competitive job markets need different skill sets to what our education system has traditionally valued.
Canada. The Intelligence Revolution: Future-proofing Canada’s workforce
Over the next decade, the future of work will be driven not by incremental automation in manufacturing processes but by exponential change based on machine learning, virtually free data storage and communication, and ever-increasing computational power that rivals some human capabilities.
Harnessing automation for a future that works
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. The report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
The future of work in the automotive sector: The challenges of deglobalization
This report on the future of work in the automotive sector focuses on the major changes facing the sector.
Canada. Future-proof: Preparing young Canadians for the future of work
With a large number of jobs at risk of automation in the near future, including those held by some of the most vulnerable segments of Canada’s population, youth are facing higher skill and experience requirements than ever before.