Fast becoming a hot topic globally is the future of work. The world is facing rapid, exponential change driven by new technology and complicated by other international trends such as demographic shifts, political extremism and climate change. Technological disruptions are already changing the way we work and live and the speed that these technological innovations appear will rise steeply in the coming years.
We need new skills so that Scotland’s citizens can take a lead role in creating these innovations, so that we can make the most of new technology and most importantly be able to thrive in this future of constant change.
What does the future hold for Scotland? Can you imagine what job skills will be required in a future Scotland? What does a job of the future look like? And what skills will employers require? Find out in this short video co-produced with Skills Development Scotland.
On the 8th of February 2017 The Centre for Work-based Learning held a roundtable event on Future Skills for Scotland. The event was chaired by Deborah Roseveare from the OECD with input from a range of Scottish and international attendees see agenda and delegates (PDF).