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The World Economic Forum's report "The Future of Jobs" in 2017 indicates that 65 percent of children today will end up in careers that don't exist.The report finds that, in the U.S. alone, 1.4 million jobs will be affected by technology from now till 2026 .Looking into the gender dynamics, it claims that 57 percent of these 1.4 million jobs belong to women. On a positive note, the report states that if a suitable reskilling process takes place, 95 percent of the threats facing these jobs will be alleviated. Otherwise, without reskilling, only 2 percent of workers will have the chance to shift to new jobs.The challenges vary from job creation to job placement, and show there is a big skill gap.There's no shortage of advice on this – there have been many attempts to define skills needed for the future job market, such as life skills, soft skills, hybrid skills or "timeless skills" – essential for students to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
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