Skills for Innovation in an Evolving Job Market
We have entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With it comes a world where change is the only constant. McKinsey forecasts that by 2030, up to 30 percent of the hours worked globally today could be automated.1 Remote work has spiked in popularity, creating demand for new types of skills.
Our educational systems are tasked with preparing young people for a job market with an almost universal demand for technology skills. An increased emphasis on creativity and higher-order thinking skills fosters innovation and differentiates humans from machines.
The future will demand a range of skills that include:2
- Analytical thinking and innovation
- Active learning and learning strategies
- Creativity, originality, and initiative
- Technology design and programming
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Complex problem solving
- Leadership and social influence
- Emotional intelligence
- Reasoning, problem solving, and ideation
- Systems analysis and evaluation
Using technology to access and consume content in and outside the classroom is no longer enough. Students will need devices, tools, and training to understand, analyze, problem solve, and ultimately create solutions never imagined before. As a global leader in technology and innovation, Intel is committed to working with decision-makers and educational leaders worldwide to address these challenges.