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The Future Of Your Career Depends On Lifelong Learning

https://www.forbes.com/sites/schoolboard/2017/10/09/the-future-of-your-career-depends-on-lifelong-learning/

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The Future Of Your Career Depends On Lifelong Learning
The world of work is undergoing a massive shift. Entire occupations and industries are expanding and contracting at an alarming pace, and the skills needed to keep up in almost any job are churning at a faster rate.

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Personalized Career Pathing

Personalized Career Pathing

As more workers move into the gig economy, they will need to self-direct their learning and decide what knowledge they’re missing, where to acquire it, and how to fit learning into daily routines. Beyond personalized learning, they’ll need personalized career pathing.

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The Shifting Nature Of Education

The Shifting Nature Of Education

The demand grows for a new learning ecosystem that offers cheaper and more accessible learning when compared to the traditional educational programs. 

Workers are demanding “plug and play” platforms that enable access to smaller bites of just-in-time education throughout their careers. 

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The Modern Workplace

The Modern Workplace

The workplace is changing at an alarming pace, and so do the skills needed to keep up in most jobs. Also, the emergence of the gig economy is reshaping the traditional employer-employee relationship as more contractors fill roles once reserved for full-time workers.

It’s key for employees to get training and develop new skills throughout their work life in order to keep up with changes in the workplace.

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The future workforce

The future workforce

In the future, change is the only certainty.

Workers, employers, and education providers need to be agile, flexible and prepared to adapt as technology continues to interrupt industrie...

Education vs training

Until two decades ago, the general goal of colleges was for academic pursuits and teaching individuals to become more well-rounded. The general thought was that colleges were not vocational institutions.

Now, and possibly in the future, colleges will have to focus more on training and change their curriculum to meet the demands of employers.

Alternatives 

A four-year college education remains the best choice for those who can get admitted to a selective university. But for everyone else, an alternative path might be the best way to go.

In the future, one training path will be company-sponsored apprenticeship programs to cover the skills missing between the secondary system and what employers are looking for.

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The model of future work

By 2030, up to 30 to 40 percent of all workers in developed countries may need to move into new occupations or upgrade their skill sets. Skilled workers in short supply will become even scar...

Employers should lead the way

The pace and scale that technology disrupts is a social, political and business challenge.
Employers are best placed to make a positive societal impact, for example, by upgrading the abilities of their employees and equipping them with new skills. Employers will also reap the greatest benefit if they can successfully transform the workforce in this way.

Talent is the largest barrier

Talent is the largest barrier to the successful implementation of new strategies.

Many leading businesses realize that it is quicker and more financially prudent to look internally and develop the talent they already have. Yet only a third of global executives report that their organizations have launched any new reskilling programs.

Cycle Of Obsolescence

  • Today's school and college education systems do not guarantee a life long career, as it gets obsolete in only five years.
  • Individuals must constantly update themselves, enhancing their...

Peer-to-Peer Learning

Old-school learning techniques that involve huge investments of time and money are getting increasingly unfeasible.

New ways to learn, using various online tools, allows people to upgrade and refresh their skills. There are peer-to-peer learning platforms where experts are teaching how to attain mastery at specific skill-sets.

Shorten the Learning Times

Spending years in the classroom to learn a subject is keeping the individual unproductive.

Shortening the educational time commitment, and providing more hands-on work experience can make mastering skills easier and provide the young workforce with tangible, real-world skill-sets like confidence, adaptability, computational thinking and a design mindset.