Why Should You Upskill Yourself?

By 2025, machines will execute the majority of current work tasks.


As businesses and societies digitally transform, much of lower-skilled, less specialised work will be automated, leaving specialised, high skilled jobs for humans.


How will this affect workers across different age groups?


First, lets split workers into three age groups: Gen X, Gen Y / Millennials, and Gen Z.



People from Gen X (born 1965 - 1979) are digital immigrants; people who did not grow up with the technologies of today.


Gen Y, or Millennials (born 1980 - 1996), are the first generation of digital natives.


The Millennial Generation grew up in an era of rapid technological advancement. Most were not exposed to the needed tech skills - such as Data Science, Cloud Computing, or Internet of Things - in school as it was not prevalent while they were schooling.


Gen Z (born 1997 - 2015) are digital natives, but unlike Millennials, were born into the age of social media and the digital world.


Those in the younger half of this group