LATEST NEWS |
The job currency of the future is soft skills, according to a new Deloitte report, The Path to Prosperity. Australia has enjoyed 27 years of economic growth and prosperity. To continue the success story, we need to invest in human skills development for the brave new world of the future.
The report dispels anxieties about robots taking many future jobs. New technologies will enhance and complement many tasks, but they will still require humans to operate them. Technology is ‘augmentation, not replacement.’
Key findings and messages from the report include:
In short, the report debunks the myth of a robot-dominated dystopian future. Quite the opposite, “the future of work will be human.”
Many of the issues and opportunities highlighted in this report were identified by stakeholders during Australian Industry Standards’ nationwide Industry Skills Forums, and were published in Future Skilling our Workforce: A National Conversation. The significance of soft skills in a digital future was also highlighted in AIS 2019 Skills Forecasts.