• Jobs of the future are likely to be less labor-intensive, with some duties being replaced by robots and AI.
  • More positions currently remain vacant for STEM-related roles as many people are untrained in this field.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills will be core soft skill requirements for jobs of the future as companies need to be able to continuously improve products, processes and services to stay competitive.
  • Adaptability and the agility to acquire new skills will be vital for success for several job candidates.

  • Technological changes.
  • The rise in artificial intelligence and robotics has phased out the demand for labor in several sectors.
  • Failure to predict and foresee the type of roles that will arise.
  • Evolving expectations in the quality and standard of job applicants in tandem with unpredicted technological changes.

  • The changing nature of work will mean that more jobs will sit higher up the value chain as compared to present times.
  • Artificial intelligence, computerized systems and robotics will be expected to drive services and manufacturing in future.
  • Job markets are expected to become more dynamic with more jobs being frequently dissolved and new ones created.
  • There will be a need for more workers to frequently update their skills.

  • Adjust elementary education to include inquiry-based learning and upgrade computer science delivery from an elementary level to enable the next generation to be able to use AI and big data effectively.
  • Infuse STEM education into many area of learning.
  • Teach students ethics, creativity, adaptability and interpersonal skills that will help them to work and build teams and integrate solutions in line with the nature of work they are likely to encounter in the future.
  • Encourage corporations and education institutions to partner on continuing education initiative.