April 21, 2016

THE NEW BASICS: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order

Over the past year Foundation for Young Australians has built an evidence base of what the future of work will look like and the skills young people will need in order to navigate and thrive in it. In 2015 we set the scene, exploring the economic changes ahead and what they mean for young Australians in our New Work Order report. Our report card on How Young People Are Faring then looked at the supply side of the discussion, with a deep dive into the skills young people are currently developing.

The New Basics reveals that employers are placing a premium on enterprise skills at a time of significant change in our workforce. An analysis of 4.2 million job advertisements from 2012-2015 found there is rising demand for enterprise skills such as digital literacy (increased by 212%), critical thinking (increased by 158%), creativity (increased by 65%) and presentation skills (increased by 25%).

The New Basics – FYA April 2016