Nesta is partnering with the Department for Education to launch the CareerTech Challenge.
The CareerTech Challenge includes a prize and a fund:
- The prize will reward digital solutions that improve access to accurate, data-driven career information, advice and guidance.
- The fund will provide grant funding for innovative tech solutions which motivate people and support them to learn new skills and retrain
Almost half of all employees in the European Union experienced a change in their working practices as a result of technology in the five years prior to 2017. The accelerating development of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, is expected to have a more dramatic impact on people’s jobs in almost every sector.
But technological progress is not the only driver that is shaping the future world of work. Nesta’s collaboration with Oxford University and Pearson revealed six more trends, among them globalisation, urbanisation and demographic change, that will influence the demand for different types of skills in the coming decades.
In this complex picture, two things are clear: people need to be prepared to learn new skills throughout their careers, and they must be given accurate and impartial guidance that helps them to find good work.