The Humans Wanted Report published by RBC is the result of a year-long research project that predicts the future of work in Canada and describes the state of Canada’s skills gap. A few of the key findings from the research conducted is that the Canadian education system is not properly preparing youth for a new skills economy, digital fluency will be a necessity for all new jobs, and transferable skills such as communication, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence will be increasingly in demand as many jobs are disrupted by technology and automation.
The report criticizes universities and colleges for being “degree factories” that focus on content knowledge over the development of in-demand skills and predicts a future where lifelong learning is required. I think the report is valuable to education professionals because it calls for changes to education in order to meet the needs of the future workforce. Preparing Canadians, especially youth, for the future of work and learning could offer opportunities for learning technology that span the K-12, higher education, corporate training, and lifelong learning markets.
Humans Wanted – https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/_assets-custom/pdf/RBC-Future-Skills-Report-FINAL-Singles.pdf