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Australia – 60% of students are training for jobs that will not exist in the future

Sixty per cent of Australian students are training for jobs that will not exist in the future or will beAustralia flag transformed by automation, according to a new report by the Foundation for Young Australians.

Key points

  • 44 per cent of jobs will be automated in the next 10 years
  • 60 per cent of students are chasing careers that won’t exist
  • Young people will have an average of 17 different jobs

The not-for-profit group, which works with young Australians to create social change, says the national curriculum is stuck in the past and digital literacy, in particular, needs to be boosted.

Foundation chief executive Jan Owen says young people are not prepared for a working life that could include five career changes and an average of 17 different jobs.

She says today’s students will be affected by three key economic drivers: automation, globalisation and collaboration.

“Many jobs and careers are disappearing because of automation,” Ms Owen said.

“The second driver is globalisation – a lot of different jobs that we’re importing and exporting.

“And then thirdly collaboration which is all about this new sharing economy.”

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at More than half of students chasing dying careers, report warns – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).

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