Employment in 2030: Trends Expected to Impact the Future of Work

July 14, 2020 | Carrie

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The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship  recently released a report entitled: Ahead by a Decade: Employment in 2030  as part of their Employment in 2030 project. This project examines the skills and occupations that will be in highest demand as well as the trends that will have the greatest impact. Not surprisingly, a number of the trends expected to impact the future of work are related to current and emerging technologies.

Employment in 2030 consists of three reports which document the phases of the project. You can read the research findings in the following reports:



Are you interested in learning more about the trends that are most likely to change the labour market over the next decade?  Check out the following courses from Lynda.com so that you can be more prepared for the future of employment.

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Artificial Intelligence 

Master the Fundamentals of AI and Machine Learning

After taking the courses in this learning path, you'll have a mastery of the concepts and future directions of technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. You'll be able to make more informed decisions and contributions in your work environment.


VR and AR Experiences 

Virtual Reality Foundations

Get an overview of virtual reality – what it is, where it's used, and what's in store for the future of  VR - and learn the basic steps to create and publish VR content.


Virtual & Augmented Reality for 3D

Explore different kinds of immersive realities including virtual reality, mixed reality, and augmented reality. Discover tricks, tips and techniques for effective VR projects.



Blockchain Basics

Blockchain technology presents a disruptive new way of conducting transactions over the internet. In this course, learn what Blockchain is and what it might mean to you.


Blockchain: Beyond the Basics

Learn about Blockchain technology and the implications of decentralized, encrypted data storage for business and society.


3D Printing

Learning 3D Printing

Learn the basics of what 3D Printing is and how you can use it to create amazing objects, from prototypes to working tools.


Learning Tinkercad

Learn 3D modeling in Tinkerkad, the free online app for anyone who wants to get started in 3D design and CAD.


Lifelong Learning

Learning Agility

Learn how to develop and stick to a learning plan so you can grow your skills, stay sharp, solve problems, and overcome challenges.


Mandatory Creativity

Practical Creativity for Everyone

The ability to generate creative ideas is increasingly in demand. In this course, explore practical ways to improve your ability to come up with, improve, hone, and sell ideas.


Book Recommendations

Try these titles for more about the trends mentioned above!

Aritifical Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction


Artificial Intelligence for Dummies

Artificial Intelligence for Dummies


Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality



Blockchain: The Next Everything


Learning for Life

Learning for Life


Creativity  Inc.

Creativity, Inc.