International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Future-Proof Human Capabilities: Raising the Future Employability of Graduates
Marcus S. Bowles, Nicola I. Bowes, Paul T. Wilson

While many frameworks have emerged purporting to describe human skills, soft skills, employability skills, or future capabilities, there exists sparse research comparing these frameworks or isolating the most important skills within an Australasian future workforce context. Given the importance of using a skills framework to better analyse and predict future skills demand in the workforce, educators, employers and recruits need to better appreciate the value certain skills will hold over others in terms of future employability. Using a data-driven approach based on text analysis we will analyse the aggregate information contained in existing frameworks to discover the future capabilities. These future capabilities provide a framework and logic that allow us to more flexibly examine the relationship between people and jobs, and to create a taxonomy that allows us to create capability stacks that confirm the requirements for a future learning and work.

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