FUTURE TIME TRAVELLER - Transforming career guidance on future skills, jobs and career prospects of Generation Z through a game based virtual reality platform

The Future of Jobs Report, Skills Panorama and many labour market skills intelligence sources reveal the magnitude of technologic development, coupled with socio-economic and demographic trends, and its impact on industries, job functions, employment levels and skills.

Factsheet:

  • 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last 2 years alone.
  • 2 billion jobs that exist today will disappear by 2030.
  • 65% of children entering primary school today will have new job types that don’t exist yet.

THE FUTURE OF WORK LIES WITH GENERATION Z –

The demographic cohort, born in the early 2000s, called the “digital natives”, are estimated to make up around 27% of the global population. By the time Generation Z enter the workplace, digital technology will be an aspect of almost all career paths, creating new ways of doing things, new type of jobs and demanding new types of skills and most of all – innovative thinking.

Technological developments, societal changes and labour market transformations are only part of the challenges for traditional approaches to career guidance.

The Future calls for a new paradigm for young people, educators and leaders. It is not enough to show children HOW the world is changing. They need to understand WHY it is changing, WHAT kind of challenges and jobs it will bring, what type of SKILLS it will require.

Career guidance services need to transform to GUIDANDE OF THE FUTURE and guidance and education policies need to transform to LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE.

FUTURE TIME TRAVELLER WILL:

  • Foster innovative thinking and a future-oriented mindset in young people – through an innovative game-based virtual reality that will help them to explore the future world and understand the trends that shape the future world of work, the emerging jobs and the skills they will require;
  • Enhance the innovative capacity of career guidance practitioners and experts – with methodology, workshops, contest and an e-book of best practices for innovative career services;
  • Give impetus to innovation and future-oriented career guidance policies, making use of innovative technologies and learning methods and labour market intelligence – with policy studies and an impact evidence report.