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Keep an Eye on Your Future

3 min

Quiz

Question: Which of the following statements is true? 

  • 85% of the jobs in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. 
  • Automation could replace 40% of jobs in 15 years. 
  • AI will eliminate 6% of jobs in five years. 
  • All of the above. 

Answer: Incredibly, it’s all of the above! 

The idea of a single, life-long career is becoming a thing of the past. Workers in the twenty-first century can expect to work in a wide variety of fields and industries, and more and more repetitive day-to-day work will be automated than ever before. 

Of course, there are plenty of things humans can learn that machines simply can’t.  

Succeeding with Soft Skills 

Research firm Matrix recently found that 73% of third-level graduates do not believe their course adequately prepared them for the workforce. Many of those surveyed “felt that third-level courses should cover things such as emotional intelligence, communication skills, organisational psychology and project and time management skills.” 

“This is a worrying finding, as it shows that there may be a disconnect between the knowledge and skills being acquired at third level and what is actually needed at a more practical level in the workplace,” said Joanne Foley, regional recruitment manager in Matrix Recruitment. 

Soft and transferable skills have always been important, but they will only become more vital to career success. 

Keep an Eye on the Future 

At Griffith College, students get the advantage of small classes and industry-connected lecturers to ensure they are fully prepared for the world of work. With a focus that’s less about the intricacies of theory than the demands of the field, graduates enter the workforce ready to meet and exceed its demands.  

The soft skills gained during a degree at Griffith College are designed to transfer to a wide variety of fields – which is vital when graduates can expect to have as many as fifteen roles in the course of their careers! 

Plus, if at any point you feel the need to top up your skillset, our Short Courses and Lifelong Learning faculties are here to make sure you’re ready for any challenge the world throws your way.  

Keep an eye on your future with Griffith College!

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