Jiva Technology

looking down the road

It’s hardly insightful to suggest that the current cohort of school and university leavers are likely to enter a world of work that will be dramatically different to the one experienced by their parents. They’ll most likely be the willing or possibly unwilling recipients of parental advice based on a working world that didn’t have to cope with climate change or the full force of emerging market competition across the spectrum from low skilled occupations to the highest of high technology. We all tend to fall back on our own experience at one time or another, most likely because it’s the easiest option, but anyone with a genuine eye on the well being of today’s ‘education leavers’ would be well advised to read the recent report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The report looks at the world of work in 2030 and suggests certain scenarios as to what the world may look like when today’s university leavers are in the early peak of their careers. It makes for fairly grim reading and under all possible scenarios can best be summarised as ‘get skilled or get used to insecurity’.


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