The Future of Skills in the Age of the 4th Industrial Revolution

London (UK), February 2019 - Human history is filled with examples of occupational transformation, but the rate at which it is occurring today is unprecedented. According to the World Economic Forum, 65 percent of today’s school children will graduate into jobs that do not yet exist.

By 2020 more than a third of the desired skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills not yet considered core to that job. A study by McKinsey & Company suggests that by 2030, up to 375 million workers will need to switch occupational categories due to automation and all workers will need to adapt to co-exist alongside increasingly capable machines.