In the coming decade, technological advances are likely to fundamentally change society, starting with the job market and education. In order to better understand how to implement the “ideal class of 2030”, Microsoft has conducted its research*, the report of which has just been published. Here are some enlightening figures, some from sources outside the company and others from surveys conducted by the multinational itself.

*In collaboration with McKinsey & Company’s Education Practice
The data cited below are mainly from American studies.

By 2030…

  • Automation could replace up to 50% of existing jobs.
  • Between 30% and 40% of professional occupations will require socio-emotional skills.
  • Up to 11.5 million jobs associated with lower levels of education are at risk of disappearing.
  • Given our current education system, less than half of the students are likely to be qualified for the fastest growing jobs.

At the moment…

  • Nearly 60% of employers surveyed consider that college graduates are not adequately prepared for the labor market, particularly having a lack of socio-emotional skills. This is something with which 55% of young people agree.
  • About 1 in 2 teachers consider that they provide adequate feedback to help their students develop their socio-emotional skills, but only 1 in 3 students agree with this perception. Almost 40% of teachers do not systematically integrate the development of these skills into their practice, due to a lack of time and support, as well as the rigidity of the curriculum.
  • In a context where technology is investing in the world of learning, the role of the teacher is increasingly inspired by the coaching model.
  • Among the teachers surveyed, 67% agree that learning should be more personalized.
Catherine Meilleur

Catherine Meilleur

Creative Content Writer @KnowledgeOne. Questioner of questions. Hyperflexible stubborn. Contemplative yogi.