21st century workplaces are changing rapidly, and the skills required for the jobs of the future (and increasingly for workers today) will look very different. For Australia to compete in the global marketplace we’ll need adaptable problem solvers who are great with people.
The jobs of tomorrow will be influenced by physical, digital and bio technologies that we are yet to fully understand.
The World Economic Forum estimates 65% of children entering primary school today will end up in jobs that don’t exist yet.
Succeeding in the workplace will increasingly require agile lifelong learners, comfortable with continuous adaptation and willing to change industries.
The skills business needs for the workforce and economy of the future are shaped in the early years of life and quality early learning programs actually accelerate their development.
Building the foundation of early childhood education now, will help equip tomorrow’s workers with the skills they need. It will give today’s children the best chance to navigate a future where they may have to adapt to several careers in an uncertain environment.