I think the most important thing students need to know about the future of work is that somuch of what we now take for granted in the job market today will change or disappear. Almost every job a person can do today can and likely will be automated or augmented by technology. To succeed in tomorrow’s job market, you need to adopt the right mindset understand future trends in order to adapt to them quickly. While certain hard skills (such as programming and engi - neering) will remain useful for years to come, flexibility, adaptability, problem identification and creative problem solving will become increasingly important. It’s why I be - lieve young people should study the humanities in school. A humanities education actively cultivates these very skills in ways that an engineering background alone cannot. ”
riley knox CEO and Co-Founder of Accelerate 3D
Riley has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech. Accelerate3D is his second industrial startup.
“As automation and A.I. based technology continues reducing the numbers of workers needed for simpler, more repetitive jobs, creative problem solving will become increasingly valuable to businesses. So-called “soft skills” will be necessary to deploy the new technology that emerges and integrate them into common use. The combination of creativity and soft skills will help tomorrow’s workers bridge the gap between ad- vancing technologies and everyday people. In the past, success and fulfillment was often derived from the work one did, in and of itself. In the future it will be measured by the scale of problems being solved and the improvements those solutions make in the lives of others.”
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