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Accessing the Future – the challenge for the youth of today

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Accessing the Future – the challenge for the youth of today by Adam Caplan, CEO, eMathsMaster

Do you have children in education or are you a teacher or school leader?

What careers will be available to the children growing up in a world where the modern workplace changes constantly? What jobs will they do? What skills will they need?

We are entering The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the digital revolution, a term coined by Klaus Schwab. This Fourth Industrial Revolution builds upon the Digital Revolution by breaking the barriers between the Physical, Digital and even Biological as technologies merge and fuse.

It’s being driven by incredible breakthroughs in technology such as true Artificial Intelligence, incredible Nanotechnology, humanity altering Biotechnology, the ubiquitous Internet Of Things, the mind-bending potential of Quantum Computers, the bank-busting blockchain and the staple of science fiction films, the autonomous vehicle. This all sounds exciting (and it is!), however, it will offer the greatest challenge to the workforce of the future, particularly to those that are unprepared for the changes to come.

If you have children at school or who are graduating within the next three years, you must read this article. Their future may depend on it. If you have younger children, now is the time to help them. They must learn to cope with the biggest challenge to long-term job security in history.

While that may sound dramatic, it’s a call to action. Without some form of dramatic change, I fear that millions of young people will be entering the working world, ill prepared for the challenges they face. Already there are some serious problems with shortages of highly-skilled technology workers. This is exacerbated by the huge numbers of students around the world failing to achieve sufficient grades in the technical subjects that are becoming ever more important.

This article looks at how the past is a guide to the future, what needs to be done and how our company, based in London, is offering a global solution to this crisis.

We seek to ensure that everyone has the best chance to thrive in this new era – Adam Caplan, CEO, eMathsMaster

Read the complete article in full here.