Jobs that don’t yet exist

Insights and Trends that Make MOOCs Matter
Tony Wan
Aug 4, 2014

Can’t Even Start
Something that often gets lost in the “learn to program” craze is the complicated task of setting up a proper coding environment. For many students, getting properly set up to do coding exercises proves to be much more difficult than learning to code itself.

Citing reports from the U.S. Department of Labor, McKinsey and Company, and the World Economic Forum, Shannon Hughes (Senior Director of Marketing at Udemy ) offered statistics suggesting a mismatch between what kids are learning and what skills future jobs will require:

  • 65% of grade-school kids will have jobs that don’t exist today;
  • 72% of education institutions say recent graduates are ready for work; only 42% of employers agree.