Amplifying human potential: education and skills for the fourth industrial revolution

19 January 2016
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Brings together the views of young people from around the world to the global debate about the importance of skills and education.

Introduction

The advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is leading us into a period of great transformation.

Infosys believes that the technologies that surround us will alter all aspects of life. We believe that through

education there is an unassailable opportunity to prepare everyone for such a change. This, coupled with our human instinct to learn and apply creative thought, means we can adapt and overcome any future transition

in our everyday lives.

Navigating the future often relies on the views, experiences and insights of leaders in business, politics

and civil society. These groups are important, but alone do not provide the complete picture.

With this report, Infosys brings together the views of young people from around the world to the global debate

about the importance of skills and education.

This report examines the career and education realties of young people across nine major economies, split

between developed nations in Europe and North America, and emerging economic powers in Africa, South America and Asia.

This research is focused specifically on the concerns, challenges and opportunities facing younger working

professionals – namely the 16 to 25-year-old ‘millennial’ group – as they build their careers and respond to the skills demands of current or prospective employers.

The objective is to understand globally, as well as between developed and emerging markets, the employment, skills and education concerns of younger individuals. This report looks at whether young professionals feel the training and education opportunities they had were appropriate for their current work roles and career aspirations.

By providing new insights and a perspective from young people, we hope this report contributes toward important debates that political, business and civil society will have in preparing those who will truly master the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Amplifying the voice of young people can only help amplify their potential.

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Infosys, 2016, Amplifying human potential: education and skills for the fourth industrial revolution, Infosys, viewed 04 December 2016, <http://apo.org.au/node/60978>.

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