The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future is conducting research in key domains such as mobility, skills and education, manufacturing, and more. Research looks at topics of technology, work, and society through both macro- and micro-lenses to assess broad factors as well as the experience of firms, institutions, individuals, and communities. This collaborative research effort implements expertise from a range of disciplines and departments, aiming to develop policy-relevant ideas and insights.
Read research and reports—covering a range of research areas—from the Task Force on the Work of the Future.
Training the ‘Workforce of the Future’: Insights from Work-Based Higher Education Programs in Germany and the United States
In the face of rapid technological change, industrialized economies around the world share concerns about a growing mismatch between employers’ needs and workers’ skills.
Job Skill Requirements: Levels and Trends
In this paper, existing evidence on levels of job skill requirements is examined to provide an understanding of historical trends and current levels. It also provides a frame of reference for evaluating predictions regarding future changes in job skill requirements.