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.
Considering recent developments in artificial intelligence, how will today’s automation technologies impact manufacturing workers?
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.
The purpose of this “baseline memo” is to summarize prior evidence on the interrelationships between technology and work systems and related management practices and their effects on economic performance.