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The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labor between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labor between humans, machines and algorithms. There is a considerable need for communities and businesses to come together to bridge the skills gap that will take place over the next 5 years.  

People, like technologies, hold the power to transform communities across the world when they are empowered with the skills and know-how to create change. Learning to lean into and take advantage of technology for economic opportunities through a growth mindset will help workers remain agile as in-demand skills continue to evolve alongside technology.

future of work

Explore the key learnings from the Employment and Future of Work chapter:

  • Public, private, and nonprofit sectors can work to provide tools and resources to marginalized and underserved communities to help bridge the opportunity gap. To address these skills gaps, a focus on creating equitable access to up and reskilling through open collaboration tools can democratize access to learning. 

  • Leveraging technology for education is an effect method of instruction while also allowing learners to gain digital skills. Utilizing emerging technologies such as gamification and avatars will allow learners to experience real-world and future based scenarios to better prepare them for the future of work. 

  • Last-mile training for recent graduates is an effective approach to gaining the necessary, hands-on and real-world skills needed to be job-ready. Trade schools, colleges, and bootcamps provide these learning experiences. Cross sector collaborations that integrate these last-mile training programs with corporate partners will provide additional opportunities to learn in-demand skills combined with industry experience. 

  • Developing a learning and growth mindset will ensure jobseekers are well positioned for jobs of the future, by understanding the importance of continuing education of evolving technical skills and the soft skills that are essential for career progression.

Explore TCS and the World Economic Forum’s recommendations

and best practices on up and reskilling initiatives from across sectors, in Closing the Skills Gap: Key Insights and Success Metrics.

Learn more about how technology is transforming employment and the future of work by downloading the full report or visit the main report page.





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