Giving Compass' Take:

· David Ross discusses a new report regarding the future of work and explains that education must prepare students with the skills they need for open jobs. The future of work holds a number of new challenges and will change the way people think about employability. 

· How can funders use this information to direct workforce development efforts? 

· Read more about the future of education and work

The new year has begun with a flurry of activity from the World Economic Forum and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that provides a blueprint for education and business leaders concerned with the future of work.

In September, the WEF published the Future of Jobs Report 2018 and it’s now a hot topic at the annual gathering of business leaders at Davos. The report noted the following:

“By 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today … Overall, social skills — such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others — will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control. In essence, technical skills will need to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration skills.”

Read the full article about the future of education and jobs by David Ross at Getting Smart.