We Can’t Predict the Future? If you meet the requirements, no.
As presenter Aubrey Masango warns, the future of employment is not just about getting credentials or about credentialism. Instead, we should emphasize developing our skills and being adaptable.
According to McKinsey, “the future of work refers to an informed perspective on what businesses and other organizations need to know about how work can change (given digitalization and other trends) as well as how workplaces and workforces can prepare for such changes, big and small.
A presenter named Aubrey Masango explains, “Job skills and interpersonal skills will be the foundation of the workplace of the future.” What do the statistics reveal?
65% of children entering primary school will end up in jobs that don’t yet exist, according to Ari Katz, CEO of Boston City Campus, who cited data from an American poll (World Economic Forum). It means that for both graduates and workers, we must look into new skills across all industries.
Boston thus concentrates on two crucial aspects:
- Liaising with corporate and industry to make sure our output is meeting the skills demand of industry, and
- external accreditation such as that of CISCO, an international accreditation and certification brand in IT.
It is anticipated that overall employment in computer and information technology occupations will increase by 15% between 2021 and 2031, which is substantially faster than the average for non-IT occupations. Over the next ten years, this growth is predicted to provide 682,800 additional jobs.
People with credentials in information technology are in great demand right now and will become much more so in the coming years. (Referring to weworkremotely.com)
Kobus Olivier, HOD at Boston City Campus promotes IT skills advancement through completing a variety of the CISCO courses on offer at Boston.
As said by Kobus:
“rapid technological change, combined with rising education costs, have made our traditional higher-education system an increasingly difficult path, so the option of gaining skills through CISCO, skill by skill, gives the advantage of breaking down study time and study costs into manageable chunks. Add to this the stamp of international credibility, and you get a head start in the IT job search queue!”
The most in-demand professions or specialties “did not exist in many industries and countries 10 or even five years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate,” according to a World Economic Forum analysis. “What does this mean for us?” wonders Katz. Whether we are IT technicians, surgeons, or bookkeepers, it implies we must adopt the idea of lifelong learning.
According to Kobus, the future of work will revolve around adaptability, flexibility, and a desire to learn and advance. Furthermore, no profession will ever be able to protect us from the unpredictable effects of technology advancement and disruption.
If you have a traditional view of education and think getting a degree is everything, think about this: “15 more companies,” according to the jobs website Glassdoor, “that no longer require a degree,…including tech giants such as Apple, IBM, and Google.”
More and more, according to Glassdoor, “there are many companies offering well-paying jobs to those with non-traditional education or a high-school diploma.”
The internet is a free resource for finding novel non-traditional educational possibilities. Campus students used to be narrowly focused on a single profession, but now they are more aware of the necessity to function in a free market economy with fierce competition.
They must be able to compete on various levels in order to stay competitive. Even creative grads require a working knowledge of books and accounting. We must be receptive to fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and creativity while also being aware of the business expertise that a degree will provide and the opportunities it will open.
The nature of careers is evolving. Learning never ends. It is an ongoing process.