Humans Wanted: How Canadian Youth can thrive in the age of disruption

Feb 25, 2019 | Robert Thomson


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25% of Canadian jobs will be heavily disrupted by technology in the coming decade Increasingly the demand for skills such as critical thinking, co-ordination, active listening and complex problem solving will be needed Focusing on these foundational

RBC conducted a year long research project designed to help young people prepare for the dramatic changes coming to the job market. 

 

We discovered a crisis where of graduates overqualified for the jobs they're in and unemployed youth who aren't trained for the jobs that are out there. 

  • 25% of Canadian jobs will be heavily disrupted by technology in the coming decade
  • Increasingly the demand for skills such as critical thinking, co-ordination, active listening and complex problem solving will be needed
  • Focusing on these foundational skills will allow a high degree of mobility between jobs
  • Canada's education system, training programs and labour market initiatives are inadequately designed to help Canadian Youth navigate the new skills economy

For the entire report, please click the link here: 

The Coming Skills Revolution: Humans Wanted