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ERIC Number: ED610862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
The Future of Skills: A Case Study of the Agri-Tech Sector in Israel. Summary Note
European Training Foundation
Countries world-wide are experiencing profound changes in all sectors due to technological advances. Very little is known, however, about the skills that will be needed to keep up with this evolution. Israel is no exception, and here, a summary of a recent study on future skill needs in the country's agri-tech sector is presented, which combined conventional methods of skills analysis with more experimental data science text mining. The research experience gained in Israel during the study will be applied to studies in other countries. The researchers who carried out the report hope their findings will raise awareness among policymakers and practitioners about the changing skills needs in the agri-tech sector. They suggest that the following actions might be helpful: (1) developing learning modules for upskilling/reskilling professionals in the field; (2) identifying gaps in the existing curricula; (3) developing new qualifications in partnership with the universities, TVET providers and companies in the sector; (4) better career guidance and information about emerging job and career opportunities, and most important skills to acquire; (5) instituting existing good practices in the acquisition of newly needed skills; and (6) establishing a system of collaboration between enterprises and education providers. [For the full report, see ED610861.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation (ETF) (Italy)
Identifiers - Location: Israel
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A