Preparing a workforce for employment opportunities that do not yet exist can seem like an impossible task for educators. This session will explore the challenges imposed by the critical uncertainties of the world’s changing workplace demands. With automation playing an ongoing role in employment prospects, how do we prepare students to be thinkers and leaders? In the global corporate world, employers are now seeking multiskilled staff with essential soft skills, a trend that will only increase in future years. Machines will struggle to replace jobs requiring creativity and empathy, giving way to humans in the creative space. The presentation will use the Chinese economy as a case study to predict the need for expansion of the creative workforce.
In this session, participants will:
*explore future employment predictors of a changing workplace
*understand the importance of preparing students for the era of artificial intelligence
*inspire the inclusion of creative thinking into the education curriculum.