21st Century work skills

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Report

Are new technologies changing the nature of work? The evidence so far

This study illustrates that, although recent advances in automation technologies have affected what workers do on the job and which occupations they work in, the overall changes are not substantive.
Report

Skills for the post-pandemic world

This report argues that the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis, and the many second-order trends associated with it, raise new implications for how people think about education, the workplace, and skills training.
Report

Mapping career causeways: supporting workers at risk

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc with labour markets, and risks causing widespread worker displacement in the worst affected sectors. This disruption has thrown into sharp relief the lack of timely and detailed careers advice for workers. This report aims to fill that information gap...
Working paper

Changing demand for STEM skills in Australia and gender implications

The need to increase the level of skills and qualifications of the Australian workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) features regularly in narratives of the future of work. In this paper, the authors propose a method for measuring the 'STEM-intensity'...
Report

Learning in a pandemic

Sixteen million people across Europe were unemployed in September 2020, a rise of about two million since the beginning of the pandemic. FutureFit is a major training and research project up-skilling over 1,000 workers at risk of job displacement. This report presents the findings from...
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The future of jobs report 2020

This report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualised within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in...
Report

The Australian cyber security skills and jobs NSW study

In early 2020, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) partnered with NSW Treasury to undertake a research project to identify potential cyber security skills gaps and look at the impact of COVID-19 on the local cyber security industry.
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Emerging occupations: how new skills are changing Australian jobs

The National Skills Commission has developed a data-driven approach to identify emerging occupations within Australia. By identifying emerging skills and looking at how these skills change existing jobs, emerging or new jobs in the labour market can be identified, and planning can be undertaken to...
Case study

FEATuring YOU: a soft skills training and assessment program for Opportunity Youth

Ithaka S+R, an independent nonprofit research group, conducted this case study of FEATuring YOU, to document the development and implementation of the program, understand its value-added and potential for impact in the field, and make recommendations for future developments.
Report

Love’s labours found: industrial strategy for social care and the everyday economy

The United Kingdom’s industrial strategy focuses on high-tech, advanced industries. This paper argues that if the government really wants to improve productivity and address regional divides in the UK, it needs to stop ignoring ‘everyday’ sectors like social care. These sectors not only employ large...