5 Ways Students Can Graduate Fully Qualified for the 4th Industrial Revolution
How can students graduate qualified for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
The World Economic Forum’s ‘The Future of Jobs’ report predicts that 75 million jobs worldwide will be displaced by automation by 2022 and 133 million new jobs will be added to the economy. Higher education will need to address the ‘skills gap’ to adapt to the new demands of the global economy. The World Economic Forum has proposed five innovations to rethink higher education to become more effective.
- Condensing the academic experience to focused, affordable and practical alternatives should be encouraged.
- Removing the focus on credentials so job-seekers can improve their qualifications using online courses, certificate programs, self-teaching and entrepreneurship.
- Aligning incentives of students and educational institutions by supplementing traditional tuition models with Income Share Agreements.
- Forging stronger ties between industry and education by increasing access to mentors and internships.
- Implementing project-based learning by having students plan, design and execute projects to learn real-world skills.
Source: World Economic Forum. Full article can be found here.