S-leer is offering a course that will look at the ten crucial skills in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This course will enable you to master these crucial skills. Skills that you will need in the workplace over the next decade so that you can in a leading position for your future.
To learn more about this course, click here.
By Reon Janse van Rensburg
According to Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) can be described as unprecedented progress with regards to artificial intelligence, robotics and the internet of things (IOT). It pertains to the interconnectedness of computers devices that are embedded into everyday objects for them to send and receive data. It also involves the connection of devices, autonomous vehicles nano- and biotechnologies, 3D printing, energy storage as well as quantum computing that will redefine industries and create new opportunities.
We are moving more and more towards the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the process. Like any revolution of disruptive change, it is understandable that the 4IR is approached with fear and anxiety. Some believe that technological progress will make certain jobs, tasks and careers redundant and that employees will be replaced with robots or computers.
Although this notion that computers and robots will play a role in the workplace of the future isn’t completely unfounded, there is however a misconception about the future as well as what role employees will play in the workplace.
Automation or using computers and robots to do certain tasks will be part of the workplace in the future, and it will play a role in careers where a lower level of skills is needed or where repetitive work is done. Although, those in careers with a higher level of training or expertise in their jobs are not excluded.
Significant disruptions will influence the whole production and managing systems and will without question transform all the aspects of the 21st century and modern life as we know it.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing our way of life, interaction with others, development, production and management like never before. The wave is approaching fast and is influencing almost every industry in the world.
Whether South Africa is ready for the 4IR is debatable, especially seeing as we cannot depend on our government. Maybe we should start asking whether we are prepared. We should take responsibility for ourselves and make sure that we are part of the future. A future where the revolution of knowledge will determine every person’s future, where those who are the best and most knowledgeable will be appointed in prestigious positions. A future that every young person as well as those that have been in their careers for a long time should prepare for.
The Solidarity Movement are already busy preparing for this future. People from different careers, knowledgeable in different aspects of their work can become involved to help us build this future.
We need experts in South Africa who will train other people, who can organise and regulate structures and implement systems that will create a suitable environment for the 4IR.
To prepare South Africans for the future S-leer compiled an e-learning course to equip employers as well as employees with crucial skills in preparing for the 4IR.
On completion of this e-learning course, you will understand the Term Fourth Industrial Revolution. You will also understand the huge implications of the 4IR on the labour market as well as on individual wellbeing. You will also be introduced to the ten crucial skills according to experts that will be essential in the following decade.
The ten crucial skills include the following:
- Complex problem solving
- Critical thinking
- Managing people
- Coordinating with others
- Emotional intelligence
- Decision making and judgement
- Service orientation
- Cognitive flexibility
- Understand and comprehend the term Fourth Industrial Revolution.
- Comprehend the huge implications of the 4IR on the labour market as well as on individual wellbeing.
- Knowledge about the ten crucial skills that, according to experts, will be essential in the following decade.
Who should attend this course?
Anyone who wants to equip themselves to deal with this challenge in the coming decade.
For more information about this course visit the following link: https://s-leer.co.za/courses/10-kritieke-vaardighede-ter-voorbereiding-vir-die-vierde-industriele-rewolusie/