The Future of Work is New+Different
Many Traditional Jobs are Disappearing and New Jobs are Emerging
"Automation, in tandem with the Covid-19 recession, is creating a 'double disruption' scenario for workers."
The jobs that are disappearing first are the jobs that are easiest to automate at scale.
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), more than 1 billion jobs, a third of all global jobs, will be transformed by technology over the next 10 years.
The jobs growing in demand are dynamic, digitial, technical and knowledge based. College students are entering a job market that is highly skilled and agile. It is not unususal to see new hybrid jobs and ‘superjobs’ that require 7 to 12 skills that in the past would not have been included in the same job.
Do People with College Degrees Make More Money?
In 2019, for the first time in 30 years, the unemployment rate for young college graduates exceeded that of the general population, and about 41 percent of recent college graduates — and 33.8 percent of all college graduates — are underemployed in that they are working in jobs that don’t require a college degree according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Why? Because a college degree alone, an internship alone, or a certificate or badge alone does not prepare students to have a career. In a dynamic market, the ability to learn in real time and immediately apply that knowledge is what employers are hiring.
A student who takes what Gartner Consulting refers to as a dynamic skills approach that includes a college degree combined with a portfolio of real time skill development will be a top hire.
Why is a college degree not enough?
We are in Period of Transformation.
Colleges and Universities in the United States are at an inflection point. Traditionally slow to change, the speed of automation and digitization has caught many of them unprepared to help recent graduates and current college students learn the skills needed for 21st Century Careers. Developing and changing College Curriculum for majors is traditionally a slow process that is not aligned with the speed of change in the workforce.
Education is no longer a moment in time. Your student will need to embrace continuous learning on top of their college education to create a sustainable career. We connect the dots of what employers are looking for when hiring for the new and emerging internships and jobs.
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