The future is coming: ready or not?: delivering a successful 21st century skills system for Northern Ireland and Scotland

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Author: Callander, Ruth; Gunson, Russell; Murray, Chris


Automation, artificial intelligence, new advances in analytics and technological change will bring huge disruption to Northern Ireland and Scotland over the coming years. This new wave of automation - sometimes referred to as the fourth industrial revolution - will bring 'thinking' machines that will bring automation to sectors and skill levels not reached previously. This report brings together previous considerations of the challenges faced, and the measures of success that should be in place for each skill system, as seen by people working in and around the skills system in both...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Governance; Lifelong learning; Employment; Technology

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; Skill analysis; Skill obsolescence; Skill needs; Employers; Youth transitions; Ageing workforce; Regulation; Technological change

Geographic subjects: Northern Ireland; Scotland; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Edinburgh, Scotland: IPPR Scotland, 2018

Physical description: 48 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 135.465

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