Study up on car­ing and cod­ing for jobs

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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.

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