Nations must boost adult training in face of automation: OECD

phys.org | 2/13/2019 | Staff
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Developed countries need to "urgently" boost adult training and education programmes to deal with future mass job upheaval brought on by automation, the OECD said Wednesday.

The OECD's latest analysis found that one in seven jobs are at risk of being fully automated while another 30 percent would likely be overhauled.

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But only 40 percent of workers in the jobs most at risk receive training, far less than the 59 percent of those with jobs at low risk, it found.

"Many OECD countries need to urgently scale-up and upgrade their adult learning systems to help people adapt to the future world of work," the Paris-based group of major economies said in a new report.

Report - Lack - Motivation - Problem - Half

The report said lack of motivation was a problem, with half of adults not wanting training, while 11 percent want to...
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