Digitalization Drives Demand for New Skills in the WorkplaceBy MBN Staff | Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:43
The pandemic triggered a shift towards digitalization in almost every industry. With it, new skills are needed in the world of work. However, the right talent in Mexico is still hard to find. Among the skills required are cloud computing, data science, Big Data, artificial intelligence, IoT and 3D and 4D printing, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). According to the organization, it is essential for companies to invest in training their staff in these technologies, which will be increasingly necessary to face 2021.
Likewise, the demand for profiles trained in e-commerce and digital transformation will be increasingly in demand. According to Moís Cherem, Director of the digital skills school BEDU, Mexico currently has a talent shortage of 150,000 workers in these areas. “We believe that the demand will continue to rise. In cybersecurity demand will grow, as well, because now that almost everything is interconnected there is a high degree of vulnerability. There are very few people in Mexico in this area,” he said in an interview with unocero.
Currently, 18.9 percent of young people in the world are unemployed. In addition, only 16.4 percent have higher education, which leaves a wide range of jobs that cannot be filled with qualified talent, WEF reported.
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