Preparing Students for Their Uncertain Futures

Government Technology: I’ve recently been helping a school district update its multiyear technology and digital learning plan, and this work has raised some interesting questions. Among those we’ve been considering is how, if at all, the district should adapt to better prepare its students for future jobs, many of which, most experts agree, don’t currently exist.

In 2017, the McKinsey Global Institute published its report Jobs Lost, Jobs Gained: Workforce Transitions in a Time of Automation and estimated that by 2030, when our current kindergarten students will be graduating high school, as many as 30 percent of the jobs in the current global workforce could become automated.

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