Last job on planet

When we say we must prepare students for jobs that do not even exist today, are we prepared to see a likely work-force reduction of 50% in the next 30 years?

Image from Villemard, 1910. Le Barbier nouveau Jeu. Paris, BNF, Estampes. In: http://paleofuture.com/blog/2007/9/10/french-prints-show-the-year-2000-1910.html[/caption]

Meaning, the jobs we study today for will not be there in 30 years, period. That’s the same period I have been living in Puerto Rico; and in this same period the job market has changed much — but not that much. We still have computer science professors and cleaning personnel. Secretaries and construction workers; doctors, nurses, lawyers. But tomorrow?

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So, what are we educating about in higher ed?


Originally published at Skate of the web.