The new foundational skills of the digital economy: developing the professionals of the future


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Author: Markow, Will; Hughes, Debbie; Bundy, Andrew


This paper reports on a search for the new foundational skills of the digital economy. How and when do evolving skills change the job market? Which skills are in demand in both digitally intensive jobs, and more broadly? Which skills retain their value over time? If such a set of emergent, critical skills exists, how do the skills interact, and what do they mean for job seekers and incumbent employees, educators, and employers?; To find out, the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) commissioned Burning Glass Technologies to examine skills in the job market by drawing from a set of more...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Technology; Labour market; Workforce development; Higher education

Keywords: Skill needs; Job skill; Analysis; Employment opportunity; Employers; Skill development; Digital skills

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Business-Higher Education Forum, 2018

Physical description: 63 p. (report) + 8 p. (executive summary)

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Statement of responsibility: By Will Markow and Debbie Hughes with Andrew Bundy

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 136.616

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