AI for Future Workforce
Empower future workforce with necessary AI skills for employability in the digital economy.
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Why AI for Future Workforce?
AI skills are often called out as one of the most sought-after skills in the emerging job landscape in the digital economy. According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2020, while 85 million jobs will be displaced by 2025, 97 million new jobs will appear. The top growing jobs are data analysts and scientists, AI and ML specialists, and big data specialists. The report also identified that AI jobs are not restricted to technical jobs. Rather, the demand cuts across industries and functions, such as digital marketing and strategy specialists, process automation specialists, and digital transformation specialists. As per Morning Consult’s IBM Global AI Index 2021, limited AI expertise or knowledge is identified as the biggest barrier to AI adoption by 39% of business leaders. Building the necessary AI skills for enhanced employability through technical and vocational education late is critical to driving long-term competitiveness.
- Gain AI technical confidence: Demystify AI and equip the future workforce with the technical confidence to learn and apply AI skills independently.
- Enhance employability for AI-related jobs: Build necessary technology, career growth and social skills on AI for jobs ahead.
- Produce evidence for employment: Demonstrate solutions through AI projects capturing industrial or social impacts.
Poland takes the lead in reforming agriculture vocational schools with Intel
Poland is one of the biggest agricultural suppliers in the European Union, and hence it employs 12% of the country's workforce in the agricultural sector. Modern technologies such as advanced data analytics, weather predictions, autonomous vehicles and image recognition technologies are revolutionizing this sector. The country is skilling the future workforce to sustain growth. The Polish Ministry of Agriculture has collaborated with Intel to roll out the AI for Future Workforce program across its vocational agriculture schools. Intel and its implementation partner, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC), have trained faculties with various use cases and technologies such as Computer Vision and low-code/no-code software. These faculties build their teaching and learning resources to increase student employability and fully embrace AI potential for smart farming. Michał Wiśniewski, deputy director of the National Agricultural Support Center in Poland, states: "Taking full advantage of Fourth Industrial Revolution in agriculture is a prerequisite for sustainable fulfillment of growing global demand for food and the economic success of countries, which economies rely on agriculture production. Therefore we have decided to partner with Intel to equip future farmers with digital skills needed for effective usage of cutting-edge technologies."
Mother-daughter duo of Good family in U.S. study Artificial Intelligence together
Years ago, Isela Good (Penny) met her husband while she was working in Arizona. When the young couple started a family, Penny decided to stay home. Now the Goods have nine children, and Penny has begun thinking about ways to re-enter the workforce. One day, Penny heard about Maricopa County Community College District AI Associate degree program with Intel. This program seemed like a perfect opportunity for Penny to reskill while preparing her youngest child to enter kindergarten. This program was also a chance for one of the Good daughters, Stacy, to learn a new skill to enter the workforce for the first time. Together, Penny and Stacy enrolled in the new AI program. "Thanks to my parents, I've always been interested in computers," Stacy said. Now, she's learning about AI, Machine Learning, and innovative ways to implement them in the real world. She even did a presentation on how to use AI to detect eye disease. Penny said, "I get to learn something new with my daughter every day, and, as a mother, that's an incredible feeling. I would recommend this program for any families looking to share in a new experience and learn about technology together."
How Central New Mexico Community College is preparing students for AI jobs
At Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque, the administration started thinking about how an AI degree would look. Then they heard about the Intel - Maricopa County Community College collaboration to implement an AI certificate and degree program. "We heard people call it 'the skill of the century,'" said Sionna Graspaugh, associate dean for the School of Business & Information Technology (BIT). "Ignoring AI would be like ignoring social media — if we didn't talk about it, we would get left behind." Graspaugh and Kalynn Pirkl, interim dean for BIT, worked with Intel to develop the new certificate and degree. Faculty participated in Intel training and integrated AI courses into the existing computer science curriculum. "We want to integrate the program and make it truly cross-discipline," Pirkl said, citing the broad applicability of AI training across various departments and a wide range of industries. "We have a strong focus on robotics in our region, so one of the unique things we're doing is adding more robotics content to our AI program," Graspaugh said. "We wouldn't be here without Intel's support and access to those resources," said Pirkl.