Skills for the future: new research perspectives

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, A.Wildschut, I.Petersen
KEYWORDS: LABOUR MARKET, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTii)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10771

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Abstract

Nowadays, previously unimagined employment opportunities abound and the future is likely to hold even more change. How do key actors involved in firms and production processes, higher and vocational education and skills training systems, and those responsible for implementing policy in specific sectors or regions, respond to the changing skills demands of the future?. Skilling for future addresses a gap in understanding how current research intersects with a rapidly changing future. Research teams from the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) undertook a set of experimental and innovative case studies on which the chapters are based. Skills Planning therefore provides fresh evidence on how work is actually changing in different sectors in South Africa, how this reflects shifting global patterns, how it impacts on the skills required by new forms of occupation and profession, and how it impacts on post-school education and training institutions. Skilling for the future: New Research Perspectives presents innovative research that makes a contribution to knowledge in an important and poorly understood area.