Big workforce, careers, jobs & skills shifts uncovered

During the last 2 weeks I’ve been in the USA and at SXSW Interactive where a number of big workforce, careers, jobs and skills shifts have been uncovered that you really need to know about, some of them may even blow your mind.

There is so much to comprehend, complex concepts and technologies that are changing the nature of jobs and work forever.

And if you are in economic and regional development, education or higher ed, human resources, learning and development, training or talent management, in the next few minutes we’d like to help you to understand these shifts.

So let me share information on these big changes with you, appreciating the full picture, interpreting the impact of technologies and trends on the workforce, recognising 21st Century capabilities and knowing where the workforce is moving to next.


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Premier Jay Weatherill promotes South Australian businesses, entrepreneurs and startups during SXSW

While we were in Austin during SXSW launching the Global Workforce Architects Program into 20 countries, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill shared a story of how South Australia’s first workforce was developed.

Promoting Adelaide and South Australian businesses, the Premier led a round table discussion with Tech Ranch and the New Venture Institute (NVI), hosted a reception with delegations of entrepreneurs, food and wine businesses, and spoke at the Austin Texas Bound International Welcome Breakfast.

At the Reception a number of South Australian wines were available from the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions.  Chef Jason Gould coordinated the evening’s menu featuring South Australian ingredients from Ferguson Australia, Thomas Foods International (the lamb chops were a hit!), Coriole, Woodside Cheese WrightsTucker’s Natural crackers, plus Native Australian mint and lemon myrtle.

The sister city relationship was rekindled between the City of Austin and the City of Adelaide with Councillor Sue Clearihan, a wonderful ambassador and a welcome member of the NVI US delegation (see #NVIUS on Twitter).

At the ‘Impact through Innovation’ showcase event at the Austin City Hall Council Chamber on 11 March 2016, Sarah Gun from GOGO events won an award for Most Innovative Social Enterprise and Drones over Water founder Dan Squire won Best Hardware Startup with his pitch.

See latest news from Flinders University – SA startups impress in Texas – including Voxie Box with their 3D hologram technology.

On World Plumbing Day, Scott from Perry Logic Perry logic pitch at the International Accelerator Startup Fast Pitch Competition during SXSW.

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How to make your career future resilient and your skills 21st Century relevant

In so many areas workforces are declining, however off the back of a trip to the USA, including SXSW in Austin Texas where the latest jobs and technology were on display, we learned about the hottest jobs (and 2 key roles) that all the major companies are recruiting for right here, right now.

You also need to look at the implications of Artificial Intelligence, Automated Cars, Digital Identities, Drones, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Robots, Smart Cities, Social Messaging and Virtual Reality on careers, jobs and skills.

Whether it’s you wanting to make your career resilient, and/or you are helping and advising others on jobs, skills and training, you need to know where jobs and careers are moving to as well as trends that will change jobs forever (link is a quick video message – feel free to share).

Workforce BluePrint together with Career BluePrint, will feature information from industry leaders covering the latest trends, techniques and perspectives in the world of talent acquisition in a webinar with insights that are priceless.

Uncover the #1 job that will future proof your career and the 21st Century skills that you will need to have an advantage.

Register now for the Future Careers, Jobs and 21st Century Skills webinar on 5 April 2016 at 12.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) for an investment of only $44 AUD/person.

If you can’t make it live, or you are in a different time zone, that’s no worries as the webinar will be recorded.  Just register following the link and then the recording and presentation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours of the webinar.

Shaping and managing your personal brand to win clients, jobs and opportunities

You are invited to a networking event on Tuesday evening 5th April 2016 from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, Flinders University at Tonsley with 2 tickets available for $37.00 or 1 ticket for $27.00, drinks and refreshments included.

Book your tickets now!

PS. We are seeking people that may be interested in taking a leadership role for the Global Workforce Architects Program in your country, industry or region so please send me an email if this might be you.  Thank you.

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