Article taken from: www.chinadailyhk.com
Research by the Confederation of British Industry, or CBI, shows nine in 10 employees in the United Kingdom will need new skills by 2030 at a cost of 13 billion pounds (US$16.88 billion) a year. The report, based on analysis by McKinsey & Company and titled “Learning for life: funding world class adult education”, said participation in training by those in lower-skilled jobs that are most at risk of automation is 40 percent lower than that for higher-skilled workers. It said many individuals at risk of job loss from automation do not think that their roles will be affected by technology, and that smaller enterprises face barriers that prevent many of them from increasing investment in training. […] The CBI has set out a package of measures that it argues the government needs to adopt as a first step toward increasing investment in training by businesses, government, and individuals. […] The government has said it will soon outline its plans to build “a high-quality further education system that will provide the skills that individuals, employers and the economy need to grow and thrive”.
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