We must prepare for foundational shifts to virtually all industries, including a necessarily altered workforce profile. All jobs are quickly changing but we are not adapting to change as quickly as we should. While automation and the Internet of things (IoT) are making many processes easier for each one of us, these fast-evolving technologies also present hurdles to overcome, particularly in terms of how we prepare our youth. As a community, we need not wait for an outside force to coddle or coerce us to adapt, rather, we can look to local resources to collectively prepare for and consciously choose the future we want.
COVID-19 lockdown confirms to us that our outlook on tech and future job trends is correct: we will become increasingly reliant on the capabilities of geographically remote, tech-savvy workers.
While the future of work will be shaped by many forces, the primary driver is technological advancement; closing the tech access gap now requires free wifi access, free equipment and great STEM remote learning tools. Your support us equip low income students with future ready skills.