To re-skill or up-skill is no longer the question. Companies are automating more and more jobs that could replace up to 33 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2030, according to a report by McKinsey & Co.
According to the business scholars John Seely Brown and Peter Denning, “The half-life of a learned skill is five years” — this means that much of what you learned 10 years ago is obsolete and half of what you learned five years ago is irrelevant.
Rutgers Business School is hosting a business community engagement symposium Nov. 7 on how organizations and workers can get ahead of the curve. “Lifelong Learning in the Digital Era” is bringing together experts from Google, McKinsey, LinkedIn, edX, Rutgers and more to offer solutions to companies and individuals on how they can refresh their knowledge and skills and not become irrelevant in the new digital economy.
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