World Economic Forum -
The Future of Jobs Report
Employers expect that by 2025, increasingly redundant roles will decline from being 15.4% of the workforce to 9% (6.4% decline), and that emerging professions will grow from 7.8% to 13.5% (5.7% growth) of the total employee base of company respondents. Based on these figures, we estimate that by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced by a shift in the division of labour between humans and machines, while 97 million new roles may emerge that are more adapted to the new division of labour between humans, machines and algorithms.
SREB Commission Recommends Actions to
Connect Schools, Colleges, Workforce
SREB Commission Recommends Actions to Connect Schools, Colleges, Workforce
When schools and colleges partner with industries of strategic importance in their communities, more students will be prepared for in-demand jobs and more employers can meet their workforce needs.
That's the vision of the SREB Commission on Strategic Partnerships for Work-Ready Students in its report published today. Partnerships to Align Education and Careers offers 11 recommendations and spotlights successful programs in states around the nation.
The commission met over the course of more than a year to understand how states can prioritize resources and provide stronger leadership to align education and careers. In the coming months, SREB will bring together leaders across states and within them to explore these strategies more deeply.
Build industry sector partnerships: Open communication by bringing together employers in related businesses sectors with educators in local schools and colleges.
Focus on in-demand careers: Develop career pathways for good jobs available in local regions of the state.
Expand work-based learning: Require work-based learning for graduation and school accountability, and provide incentives for employers. Work-based learning experiences can begin with career awareness in elementary school and continue with job shadowing, internships and apprenticeships in high school and college.
Align funding strategically: Target funding from federal, state and private sources toward the same goals.
Strengthen educator capacity: Build the skills of teachers, counselors and principals to support students as they explore and prepare for careers.
Strong statewide leadership is essential. In each state, it will take committed leadership to bring together the many agencies, councils and boards to agree on details to implement the recommendations. “It will be a priority for SREB to help leaders delve into how to make this happen in their own states," said SREB President Stephen L. Pruitt. "The pandemic has sped the loss of jobs to automation, so it's more important than ever that we prepare students for the rewarding careers that are available to them."
A nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate compact, SREB was created in 1948 by governors and legislators who recognized the link between education and economic vitality. SREB states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. More at SREB.org.
2020 State Progress Report from SREB
SREB analysts monitor and report on states’ progress toward six Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for education, which span early childhood through higher education and the workforce. The Goals help state leaders focus on the full education continuum and critical transitions from one stage to the next. They call for states to focus on both the outcome measures (such as student achievement results and graduation rates) as well as the policies that will bring tangible results.