Eight edX and Pearson courses to develop skills for the jobs of the future

edX student learning skills for the jobs of the future

Seven out of ten people would change jobs in the future because of automation. New occupations will require specific skills.

A recent study conducted by Pearson, one of the most important learning and teaching services company, predicted that seven out of ten people would change jobs in the future because of automation. This redesign and development of new occupations will require specific skills, and edX is already offering training in these fields.

The Pearson research “Future of Skills” (accomplished with the help of experts from Nesta and Oxford Martin School) was used to select eight different courses based on the forecast of what skills future jobs will need. edX offers these programmes with the support of Pearson instructors, group discussions and professional assessment services.

List of MicroMasters and professional certifications:

1-    Supply Chain management - MIT.
2-    Business Analytics - Columbia University.
3-    Artificial intelligence - Columbia University.
4-    Data Science - UC San Diego.
5-    Robotics - University of Pennsylvania.
6-    International Business - Thunderbird School of Management.
7-    Digital Product Management - Boston University.
8-    Digital Marketing - Wharton.

We incessantly deliver effective learning journeys for individuals & organizations to make them future workforce ready. Besides relevance and applied learning, we are heavily focusing on ensuring flexibility for the working professional.
— Varun Dhamija. VP & Business Head from Pearson Professional Programs

The online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, edX.org, offers MicroMasters programmes that are in-depth courses with a short path to credit from prestigious universities. These types of certifications are on-demand courses designed to develop critical skills for a specific career.

Although we are not sure what the future of work will be like and the role of automation, we should consider adopting a lifelong learning mindset. Obtaining micro-credentials is an excellent choice to start a new journey of lifelong learning through platforms such as edX, Coursera or Udemy, to name a few.