Choosing a career is one of the greatest challenges for young people worldwide. Which job skills will be in the highest demand in the next five to ten years? Which jobs are most likely to decline under the double threats of automation and the disruptions caused by Covid-19?
Young people who are uncertain about what to study and those already in the labour force are understandably anxious about questions like these. Recent research from the World Economic Forum could help guide their decisions.
In August 2021, the World Economic Forum’s “Davos Lab” published a report titled “Youth Recovery Plan”. It explored the hopes and concerns of young people between the ages of 20 and 30 around the world about their skills and readiness for jobs.