Rosebank College to host its first Jobs of the Future: ICT event
Rosebank College, an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, will host its first Jobs of the Future in ICT event at its Pretoria Sunnyside Campus on 19 October 2018.
The event will explore what future jobs in ICT will look like, the skills needed and how graduates can future proof their careers.
The corporate environment is changing quickly and many jobs will disappear in the next few years, according to a report from PwC. Automation and machines are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that companies are looking for in the people they employ. Nobody can say for sure what the future holds. However, we can make educated guesses based on past and current trends. Predicting the jobs of the future requires understanding that all kinds of variables will interact in complex and surprising ways. Many of tomorrows jobs will likely result from today's scientific and technological advances. But most jobs of the future don't exist yet, and a lot of them haven't even been imagined. In fact, almost two-thirds of today's nursery school students will eventually have occupations that don't currently exist.
However, many of today's occupations will continue to be part of the future, but they will undergo changes just like everything else. And many occupations will transform into something entirely new, or disappear altogether.
The key to long-term success lies in the ability to understand change almost before it occurs and seize the opportunity to shape evolving technologies. So, what kind of changes do we foresee?
The Internet of things
Many of us already have three or more full-time devices connected to the Internet. Sensors are being embedded in shoes, and medicine like asthma inhalers and medical exploratory surgery devices are being technologically adapted, which will surely change the fields of fashion, medicine and design.
Improved networks will be developed that will be required to move more data and create what is currently termed a "zetta flood". The sheer amount of data being transmitted across the internet is growing at a terrific rate and this flood of data may threaten to overwhelm the Internet.
Evolution of the cloud
By 2020, one-third of all data will live in or pass through the cloud. Global cloud services revenue is estimated to jump 20% per year, and IT spending on innovation and cloud computing is already in its trillions, which is enough to create the next Google. This cloud evolution will change the way we communicate.
The pace of change in the job market is expected to accelerate by 2020. Office and administrative functions, along with manufacturing and production roles, will see dramatic declines accounting for over six million roles over the next four years. Artificial intelligence, 3D printing, resource-efficient sustainable production and robotics will factor into the ways we currently make, manage and mend products and deliver services.