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ILO report that Robot Age is a Reality: implications for skills and training



ILO report that Robot Age is a Reality: implications for skills and training

International Labor Organization (ILO) research published in July reveals the challenging impact of disruptive technologies and automation on jobs in member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “While mass job displacement is not imminent, the technology to replace mainly lower-skilled jobs in ASEAN will increasingly be adopted as its cost declines and innovations become accessible to even small-sized enterprises,” the ILO reported in a statement.

The research underlines the challenge facing policymakers, enterprises, and workers in navigating the transformative changes in labour markets, particularly in developing systems for skills and training that can prepare the future workforce with the technical and core skills they need to cope with the coming changes.

 

The research report is available at: http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/actemp/whatwedo/aseanpubs/report2016_r1_techn.htm


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