The landscape of the global job market is shifting. With technology on the rise, many jobs are at risk of being obsolete due to machines being able to replace workers. There are, however, certain professions that cannot be replaced solely by technology. For your child to excel in his or her future profession, there are several future skills that your child must hone from an early age.
Check out our list of the top skills that will help your child succeed in the future:
Smart Tech Reliance
Yes, your child can help you navigate your new smartphone. However, knowing how to operate gadgets is not the same as understanding the best practices for utilizing them. As digital natives, your children must learn to discern which streams of information are credible and which aren’t.
Understanding how to navigate the web for reliable sources of information will prevent your children from being misinformed or misled.
Empathy & Design Skills
Machines can take over very technical tasks such as medical analysis and legal research. However, there are some things machines will never be able to do. They will never be able to understand the emotional aspect of humans and are, therefore, unable to fully relate to humans.
The absence of empathy makes it difficult for machines to design processes and products that would maximize utility and enjoyment for people. Thus, design skills are likely to be in high demand for decades to come.
Communicating Complex Ideas
In recent years, the ability to communicate ideas effectively has risen as a highly prized skill.
Take Amazon, for example. Amazon is one of the most technically proficient and innovative organizations in the world. Despite this, the company highly values its writing culture. Amazon is so passionate about the ability of its employees to communicate that having excellent writing skills is a critical factor in building a successful career at Amazon.
Thinking in 3D
Spatial awareness refers to the ability to visualize objects in three dimensions. Whether we are aware of it or not, we use this skill every day. For example, we use spatial awareness when we merge our cars on the highway.
Spatial awareness is one of the main building blocks for STEM-based learning because it teaches children how to manipulate shapes in their minds.
Improving spatial awareness is beneficial in all sorts of professions, such as architecture, surgery, and fashion design. All these professionals need to imagine their end product as they work.