A report from Deloitte discusses the upcoming talent crisis and some measures to combat it.
Within the next five to ten years, an alarming number of Baby Boomers are set to retire from both the private and public sectors. At the same time, it is anticipated that there will be fewer graduates with the right critical skill sets entering the marketplace. These converging events will result in an unprecedented talent shortage and skills gap.
Here is a graphic that depicts the expected workforce changes:
I think the opportunities to use technologies to improve life-long learning is great. We can start with the assumption that current and future generation will be extremely technology savvy. Leveraging Internet and new media to provide on-demand, incremental learning, building powerful learning communities and utilizing the social networking aspects in learning will become the norm.