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Louis Coiffait, Head of Education at Reform, spoke on BBC Radio 4’s ‘World at One’ to discuss whether children today are being taught the right skills to cope with the changing labour market particularly with the rise in technology.
He argued that whilst the pace of change is challenging, schools are doing a lot to try and prepare children for it, by teaching the right skills and values to be able to cope. He also pointed out the benefits of the changing labour market, where automation of jobs will free up peoples’ time allowing them to do what they do best. However, it will be important to make sure attention is also focused on those most likely to be left behind by the changes.
Listen to the full programme here.