According to research from the World Economic Forum, 35 percent of the skills you need to thrive in a job today will be different five years from now.
So, how do workers and students prepare for a workplace of the future if we're not quite sure what it will look like? Five of WEF's Young Global Leaders reveal the skills of tomorrow.
Esteban Bullrich, Argentina's Education Minister
A child today can expect to change jobs at least seven times over the course of their lives – and five of those jobs don't exist yet.
To get a better understanding of the skills that will be needed, we conducted a country-wide survey, that found soft skills – such as teamwork, knowledge of digital tools, an understanding of rules and regulations, responsibility and commitment – are the most relevant for the future.
How can we teach our children these skills? In Argentina, we're teaching them across all subjects, and in Buenos Aires, we've introduced innovative classes like coding and entrepreneurship.
We've also gone beyond the school gates, by creating neighborhood youth clubs where children can continue learning these skills. We're also ensuring that each student completes a 200-hour professional practice course, so they can apply all the skills they're learning to the world of work.