Want to learn more about future digital job trends? Are you a VET career advisor and want a suite of resources on a digital platform? Would you like to share innovative digital ideas and practices with other VET career advisors? If the answer to all these questions is positive, then the O.D.F project is for you.
It is argued that the Internet plays a crucial role in our daily lives, from work and leisure to searching for information, news, literature, music, and entertainment.
Covid-19 has contributed to this situation, especially for organizations and businesses, and has accelerated the arrival of the future in the labor market.
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report (2020) presents a survey of companies about new technologies and the likelihood of adopting them by 2025. The top six emerging technologies showing significant growth are encryption and cybersecurity, cloud computing, robotics (humanoid) and robots (non-humanoid), distributed ledger technology, 3D and 4D printing and modeling, and Internet of Things and connected devices.
LinkedIn also found that some of the most in-demand jobs for 2021 rely heavily on digital skills, including data analytics, software development, graphic design, and digital marketing.
Our Digital Future seeks to respond to the preceding findings, create an understanding of future digital careers, and increase the professionalism of career guidance provided by VET career advisors to young people in an online format.
Moreover, the project proposes to influence education systems to develop future talent to meet the needs of employers and the digital economy, and increase the interest and capacity of VET career advisors to promote digital future careers.
In addition, our main goals revolve around the professional development of VET career counselors, supporting digital practices for instruction by VET career counselors, sharing innovative digital practices and tools, raising awareness among other VET stakeholders and decision-makers about the careers that will emerge in the future, and the importance of relevant career counseling.