Future Skills 2030-Prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution
What you'll learn
- Students will gain a very good overview of the key technologies impacting on all our lives, now and into the future
- Other forces of change are also discussed such as Globalisation, Climate Change, Demographics, Geo-Politics and the COVID-19 pandemic
- Students will understand the key hard and soft skills needed to prepare for the future of work and how to up-skill and re-skill
- Students interested in career change will learn which types of jobs are in and which type of jobs are out over the coming years to 2025 and beyond
- Apart from jobs the course examines the need for you to become more entrepreneurial and diversify your livelihood
- Students will be able to advise others such as their own children on the skills and careers of the future as we look towards 2030
- The course also looks at how the COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted the future of work
- The course is aimed at a non-technical general audience
- The course is for anyone (including beginners) who wants an overview of technology and other drivers of changes taking place in our world today and the skills needed for the future of work
Today we are at the beginning of what has been termed the 4th Industrial Revolution. This isn’t about some ‘far future’ of work. In many ways the future is already here (but it is just not evenly distributed!). For example research by Gallup in 2023 shows that 72 % of Fortune 500 Chief human resources officers (CHROs) foresee Artifificial Intelligence (AI) replacing jobs in their organization in the next three years.
The pace of change is rapid and the world of work is being transformed by technology and other drivers of change at an ever increasing pace. In 2020 & 2021 the Covid-19 pandemic across the world has accelerated the changes which were already underway. The need for education has never been higher because the world is changing fast and people need to learn new skills. Will you be left behind or will you be ready for change? To be prepared for the future you have to understand it. Will there be enough employment in the future, and if so what will that work be? What key skills will you need? How should you upskill or reskill and what do these terms mean anyway? Should you become an entrepreneur and start your own business to diversify your livelihood? Should you develop a portfolio career with multiple sources of income? Which occupations will thrive, and which ones will decline? If you are a parent how should you advise your children on their career choice? By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist!
So much is happening in today’s world, and people have so little time to become informed, that there is a widening knowledge gap. This course gives you an overview of the different new technologies and other forces that are driving change in our world. The course describes the skills you and your loved ones need to develop to survive and thrive in this new world of the 4th industrial revolution. This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold around you. What actions should you take today? What should you tell your children and grandchildren, colleagues, friends and neighbours about the future of work?
Those individuals and organisations that understand the future of work, and prepare for it, will be the best placed to succeed.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who is curious and wants to understand how our world is changing and the new technologies and other forces driving change
- Anyone who wants to understand the future of work - getting and keeping a job, starting a business or developing a portfolio career
- Students who are trying to decide what course to take in college
- Parents who want to advise their children on career choices which will be in demand in the coming decade
- Career changers who want to chose in-demand skills so that they can change careers
- Life-long learners who are seeking to understand technological changes and how to reskill and upskill
My expertise lies in a variety of areas including futures thinking, the future of work and future skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution. I am also passionate about the environment and beekeeping (a life-long passion!).
I hold a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Science from University College Dublin, an MSc in Entrepreneurship (Stirling, University, UK), an MSc in Environmental Science (UCD) and a PhD in Rural Development (UCD).
I am an avid life-long learner which is essential for all of us in today's fast changing world.
I bring my varied background and experiences into all my courses on Udemy which I hope brings a fresh and enjoyable perspective to everything that I teach.
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on one of my courses.