Skills for the Future Workforce

Are you ready?

Technology is changing the way we live and how our workplaces operate. What does this mean for you? As an employee, you will need to be ready to adapt to the coming changes. Employers determine the skills, competencies and characteristics (including occupational interests) required for a particular role.

What you need to succeed

What do we mean by skills, competencies and characteristics? These are the qualities that either come naturally to you or that you could gain through education, training and experience. Learning about them could help you decide what careers are a good fit for you.

The B.C. Future Workforce Framework was created to help you understand what employers are looking for. It can:

  • help students understand what they will need—in addition to education and training—to be successful in finding work
  • give parents, teachers and career counsellors a tool to discuss their students’ career options
  • prepare those who are looking to change careers

Explore below—learn what it will take to be successful in a B.C. career of the future.


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