Young people not prepared for technological skills revolution
Educating young people for jobs requiring technology is not keeping pace with the explosion of skills required.
Canada is on the brink of a skills revolution with fully half of jobs requiring new skills and another quarter heavily disrupted by technology according to RBC Economics.
But young people aren’t being properly educated to embrace that change. The advisory council on economic growth predicts the economy is heading for ‘unprecedented change.’
The research shows a growing demand for soft skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. Those who have these skills that work well with people and technology will become the ‘Canadian difference.”
As a result, RBC is investing $500 million over 10 years to empower young Canadians in a program called Future Launch. To read more, visit ‘We must do more now…’
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