Playqiuqiu.com – Many jobs that exist today may not exist in the past 10 years. However, ten years from now, the invasion of technology is likely to replace the many jobs that exist today.
25-year-old Jennail Chavez said the midlife crisis led her to a noisy workspace where the sound of hammers was shattered and the sound of saws circled around it.
He works in a warehouse and wants to do something that gives him satisfaction.
He found the answer back at school. After completing a two-year program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Chavez plans to become a general contractor.
As someone who likes to work using his hands, choosing a professional career dominated by men does not bother him at all.
“I need skills that suit my personality and I think why not try a profession in the construction field,” Chavez said.
Even so, Chavez realized that what he was learning now might soon be replaced by a machine.
“I actually witnessed a 3-dimensional printing machine that was able to build a house, and I said to myself ‘no, I am in the industry that is engaged in building houses. What will I do (in the future)?’
True, it could be in the next 10 years, we not only compete with fellow humans in getting jobs but also with machines. For this reason, Laurence Frank, chancellor of Los Angeles Trade Technical College, called for new skills.
“Learning new skills is an important part of the economy today,” Frank said.
Frank said, workers must always learn new skills to be able to keep up with technological progress.
This was also realized by Jacob Portillo, a young man who had just passed a training program. Portillo realized that there was a need to keep up with the times.
Recently Portillo graduated from a program that gave him training to handle diesel trucks. But now, he must be able to adapt to changes in the braking system.
“Every year goes by there will be a change in something different, something new. Keep on learning and change to adjust to changes in the workforce,” Portillo said.
Possibly irreplaceable work
Although maybe in the future we have to compete with robots, but there are still jobs that will be difficult to replace by robots. One of them is work that requires critical thinking.
“A plumber, someone who works as an electrician, where there are always challenges to solving problems, and demands for problem solving – those jobs are quite irreplaceable,” Frank said.
Soft skills such as communication skills, time management, and working in teams will also help workers to continue to get employment in the future.
“So, do we teach people to be good communicators? Do we teach people to be able to work in teams? At the secondary or post secondary level? Do we teach people to combine things and analyze?” said Jane Oates, chair of the Working Nation, a campaign to help American workers prepare for employment in the future.
Oates said that many high schools and universities in the US do not follow technological developments and prepare their students.
“They teach things that are outdated because they are taught by professors,” Oates said.
He advised the school to employ teaching staff with an industrial background and develop an internship program with industry professionals.
“In the 21st century, you will never stop learning and adapting and imagine how you can become part of a new paradigm,” Oates said.
This is also realized by Chaves. After graduating from vocational school, he planned to work a few years before returning to school to study electricity and solar power.