Skills for a Working Future: How to Bring about Professional Success from the Educational Setting
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Future skillsJob marketEducationIndustry 4.0
García-Pérez, L.; García-Garnica, M.; Olmedo-Moreno, E.M. Skills for aWorking Future: How to Bring about Professional Success from the Educational Setting. Educ. Sci. 2021, 11, 27. [https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11010027]
SponsorshipFEDER-UE-Junta de Andalucía B-SEJ-192-UGR18
Globalization, digitalization, and the permanent alteration of information have led to important changes in the world of work. This demands a realignment of essential skills in order to access job positions in the coming years. In order to face up to the digitalization process, education is one of the ambits that has most come to a tipping point. This adds an urgency to the need to bring skills in line with the new demands of the job market and the challenges posed in the 21st Century. The methodology was based on a systematic review of the most commonly-used databases. It analyzed and synthesized the existing information on the skills required for the future job market and educational proposals to facilitate their acquisition. At the beginning of the search, 2045 records were selected. However, following the application of the exclusion criteria, a total of 63 records were included. From this in-depth analysis, it was uncovered that the most in-demand skill for the job market relates to the management of technology. Different proposals were located which targeted these skills in educational settings. The majority of these pertained to innovative projects emanating from digital and technological phenomena.