Essential Skills for Future Job – Skills for Year 2030

Stand out of Crowd

Automations are happening everywhere. Newer technologies such as Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will change or replace fewer Job’s. There are mass job losses in various companies and the reason is simply that these employees could not add value to their company. It is predicted that there is a focus for Automation and AI in companies that will result in a few million more job losses in 2025. However, there will also be a vast array of new jobs, newer opportunities available. Worldwide there will be new Jobs and millions need to reskill their capability.

In the given scenario the change should happen at the grass-root level. The curriculum at the school level should start imparting these skills so that the student can be ready to meet the world challenges. The Teachers, Principals Goals need to be realigned to these changes to prepare the students for future skills. Students Leadership Qualities should be the high degree of focus and how to create globally competitive students for generation next. Skill Development programs are happening at the school level but we need to increase multifold to compete. Life Skills should be given more priority.

The Essential Skills for the Year 2030 as follows.

  • Mental Elasticity and Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • People Skills
  • Interdisciplinary Knowledge

Mental Elasticity and Complex Problem Solving

Clutter is the enemy of Clarity. This is one the ability to think and resolve complex problems in a given time frame within the scope.

Critical Thinking

To form a judgment this skill is very important and to arrive at the judgment the right questions are very important. Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.


The ability to transcend traditional ways of thinking or acting, and to develop new and original ideas. Platform to be made available to students to experiment with their creative ideas

People Skills

Communication, Active listening, empathy, collaboration, flexibility, trusting others, negotiation, good manners, leadership qualities, Honesty are some of the people skills.

Interdisciplinary Knowledge

It is about creating something by thinking across boundaries and applying different subjects.

Skills are given more importance in schools and there are many aids and tools to support this. Skill camps, Skill masters and Skill periods need to be implemented and the exposure in schools should go further to bridge the skill gap.

The objective of school should bring the uniqueness of a child that needs to be brought out so that they stand out of the Crowd.

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