Future work and technological change

What do future work projections tell us about the skills and competence development needed to stay in the labour market?

Pub. Feb 8, 2021 Published February 8, 2021

In our knowledge society, educational systems are challenged with keeping up with changing demands for skills and competencies in the labour market due to technological development and digitalisation. For the design of relevant educational investments, one needs to look into the future. Here we look at what research forecasts when it comes to changing employment structures, the effects of technology on different job categories and what professions, skills and competencies will be in demand in the future. For policy development, access to continuous learning and skills upgrade, focus on vulnerable groups and provision of opportunities to transition within occupations will be key.