Skills have a “half-life” - it's 5 years, and quickly shortening

[ from Desire2Learn ]

As technology and automation continue to change the meaning of work and the skills required of the workforce, our education systems need to adapt and require action and support from governments.

Key Findings:

  • Job skills are becoming outdated more rapidly, lasting only 1 to 5 years.

  • Given the unknown nature of future jobs and their job skill requirements, soft skills are the durable skills of the future.

  • Durable skills are increasingly valued by employers for resilient and adaptable employees who can operate in a global economy.

Christine Haskell, PHD has built her practice on credible, published research and data. In the Research Series, you’ll find highlights, shareable statistics, and links to the full source material.