About the Author
Bidisha Roy is associated with Anudip as a TATA ProEngage volunteer, a part-time skill-based volunteering programme. Bidisha is a Learning Consultant who has strategized and designed learning programs, interfaces, and experiences for over 16 years. She is a certified Design Thinking Influencer and practitioner and has worked in the area of handloom textile conservation. An avid reader and a passionate traveler she believes storytelling can change the world. In her blog below, Bidisha focuses on the need of the industry and the careers created in the new economy.
In the near future 500 million jobs will be replaced by machines, the skillsets that we have known for decades will be wiped off completely. The question now is are we prepared for this new age? Is it enough to just have an educational degree
It is not that machines will take over and the age of machines will descend, what will actually happen is that all manual tasks will be taken over by machines while humans will have on their plate tasks related to critical thinking and problem solving. Now whether one is training to be an engineer a doctor or an entrepreneur along with your education you will need to be proficient in certain skills. According to the World Economic Forum, soon in the job market people will be “only as good as the skills they possess”. So how do we keep our skillsets aligned with this rapid transformation?
Some of the primary drivers of this change are:
Some of the technologies driving these changes include:
So the skills that we will need to evolve within ourselves and within others are:
In this space, Anudip gears to inculcate digital education and new-age skills into its curriculum to prepare job-aspirants deprived of opportunity to become employer’s choice of skilled workforce.