Study up on caring and coding for jobs
WORKERS can set themselves up for the jobs of the future by learning to care or to code.
Child protection skills and computer coding language Python were both identified as major emerging skills in an analysis of job advertisements.
Other emerging skills – those that did not rank in the top 200 most requested by employers in 2014 yet rose in the rankings since entering – included onboarding, Adobe Photoshop, facility management, retail industry background and graphic design.
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) report attributed recent demand for child protection skills to growing focus on related government policy.
“This coincides with the increasing rates of children receiving child protection services over the last five years,” the report read.
Federal Government data forecast an extra 6400 social workers across all areas would be hired between 2017 and 2022 – a 23 per cent increase in five years.
An extra 15,000 software and applications programmers were forecast by government projections to be needed between 2017 and 2022 – a 14 per cent increase in five years.