The exponential rise of new technologies, including artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, and big data, is changing the skills required in the workplace today and in the future. In fact, according to the Future of Jobs Report from the World Economic Forum, more than one-third of today’s workforce skills will be different by 2024.
So what are future skills are what people need to enter and succeed in the global workforce?
We have long known that high school, university and college students who work for Actua’s network member organizations, develop in-demand employability skills through on the job learning. Actua created the Future Skills Program to expand on this by evaluating the impact of employment on skills, and by creating training programs to enhance and expand the leadership and competency attainment of student employees.
We are proud to be working with the RBC Foundation through the RBC Future Launch Program and Mastercard to develop, test, launch and evaluate the pilot phase of this program.