According Future Skills 2020 Report (by Institute For The Future), future work skills required by the labour market have some important implication for the Educational System. Educational organisations at all levels should consider how to adapt quickly in response. Industry 4.0 Study says us that the labour market is going to change quickly and deeply. Are we ready to face it? How can we become/keep employable and run in the new challenges of the world of work? How do we feel in facing one or more transitions during our career?
Let’s make things more easier through an example. Employment is getting a job in a supermarket (when the student becomes employed: cashier, clerk, saleperson or whatever). Employability is about ability of the student in doing the job. It means being able to perform well in his role in the supermarket. It entails to use in an effective way both technical and soft skills: mathematical competences, communication skills, problems loving, sales skills and so on. The challenge is to use together all these skills in practice working in the supermarket. And being aware about these skills is not enough; student will be really employable only when he is able to use in practice these skills in every situation he is going to face in the supermarket.
Key-insight: employability is to be able to DO the job.