The New Work Smarts: Thriving in the New Work Order

Report for Foundation for Young Australians by AlphaBeta.

Work is Changing.

In the past, building a successful career required young people to learn core technical skills for an occupation, and gradually broaden their skills and experience over time. This is what it meant to be ‘work smart’. Today, automation and globalisation have led to a loud and compelling narrative about the future of work, and career paths appear more complicated. Media reports warn, almost daily, that ‘robots are coming to take your jobs’. Parents, carers and young people read these reports with rising concern: what occupations will be around in 2030 that a student today can train for?

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