As the educational and professional world takes a more practical and technical positioning and moves away from mere theoretical understandings, it is high time that professions and lives are capacitated for effective outputs and better productivity. Oak Consulting is an AOP that offers consultancy services in the fields of teacher development and research, curriculum and materials development, educational reforms, monitoring and evaluation, corporate leadership, soft skill development, information technology and language development.
Why skill development?
The onset of 4th Industrial Revolution has perpetuated the need for more skill based training to fulfil the demand of the 21st century labor market. The 4th IR is characterized by the convergence and complementarity of emerging technology domains, including nanotechnology, biotechnology, new materials and advanced digital production (ADP) technologies and therefore necessitates a transformational change in the educational thought processes and labor market needs. According to a World Economic Forum report 2020 there is a need to reskill more than 1 billion people by 2030. Similarly, by 2022, 42% of core skills required to perform existing jobs are expected to change. Moreover, high-tech skills, specialized interpersonal skills will be in high demand, including skills related to sales, human resources, care and education. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that more than 1 billion jobs, almost one-third of all jobs worldwide, are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade. By just 2022, the World Economic Forum approximates that 133 million new jobs in major economies will be created to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To make meaningful progress in reskilling the world, it will be especially important to focus on the fastest-growing professions of the future. The World Economic Forum discovers that much job growth will emanate from seven professional areas: care, engineering and cloud computing, sales marketing and content, data and AI, green jobs, people and culture, and specialized project managers. (WEF, 2020)
With the rapid advancement and transformation in the world economies, there is a dire need to develop a new skill set among professionals and youth so that they can be comprehensively trained for the emerging job markets. The purpose of skills training is to impart the required knowledge and competencies among professionals and youth for meaningful contribution in the growing national economy.
To develop skilled, empowered and visionary professionals who will become agents for meaningful change
- To enhance professional skills with high-quality, accessible training and professional development opportunities
- To provide positive learning experiences and optimizing career opportunities and academic pathways
- To prepare skillful and trained teachers who can prepare an educated and active citizenry
To develop entrepreneurial skills among youth for economic mobilization Resource Recruitment System.