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"The lifespan of a technical skill is rapidly diminishing. If in the 1970s it was 20 years: it is only 2.5 years today."

The five reasons for our why:​

  1. The Digital sector is looking for talentAccording to the World Bank, the global digital economy represented in 2016, 11,500 billion dollars, or 15.5% of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and this figure should reach 25% by 2026?

  2. Education  Tech is very precarious: only 50% of African countries include computer skills in their curriculum, compared to 85% elsewhere (Source: World Bank). ​

  3. It is young girls who find themselves more penalized by the lack of education and access to the labor market.

  4.  The Covid-19 epidemic has made the situation more difficult: The female unemployment rate is rising in all low- and middle-income countries.

  5. Education does not work on transversal skills! However, they are essential to facilitate the adaptation and acquisition of new technical skills, since these become obsolete very quickly.

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According to the OECD

TECH skills will be needed for 85-90% of jobs.

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70% of the jobs that will berequested en 2035 does not yet exist

The rapid transformation of telecommunications and the advent of digital technologies over the past twenty-five (25) years have had a significant impact on all societies.

 

From now on, it is important to ensure the proper appropriation of digital tools by the youngest and   especially women. It is essential to help them acquire   skills facilitating confident, critical and creative use of digital technology to improve learning conditions, access better and more diverse work opportunities, have a wider choice of   leisure activities, and ultimately improve their own inclusion in or participation in society.

 

It is also very important to strengthen soft skills, which will be assets in terms of flexibility and adaptability: "The lifespan of a technical skill is rapidly shortening. From 20 years in the 1970s, it is only 2.5 years today and the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) predicts that it will fall to one year in 2025". It's the end of the reign of   "hardskills" (technical skills),   because they will have to  constantly renew themselves. It is no longer possible to rest on our achievements!  .

 

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