UAE residents need education to focus on employability and preparing people for future jobs, says management consultancy Kearney. Training and upskilling should be continued throughout a career, the residents said.
Technology-driven disruption is changing the labour market landscape, leading to job displacement and the creation of new types of jobs.
UAE education reform
A World Economic Forum study says 150m new technology jobs will enter the market in the next five years, highlighting a pressing need for education systems to align with the skills needed for future jobs, globally.Research by management consulting firm, Kearney, reveals that 8 in 10 residents in the UAE believe the education system needs to evolve in line with the labour market trends.
Marco Vasconi, Partner at Kearney Middle East, pointed out that the education has once again been reinforced and prioritized as part of the ‘We The UAE 2031’ vision launched in November.
Education institutions need to offer a better return on investment for both students and employers. In line with this, 76% of those surveyed cite that the education system should focus more on employability.Furthermore, the majority (76%) believe continuous education is key for their career development and that, without continuous upskilling and reskilling, 73% claim that they would not be as successful at their job.