If robots are going to be the accountants, what is the point of getting a degree? Rebecca Stevenson reports on the future of work, and finds old skills are getting a new relevance.
Justine Munro, a director of Z Energy and a member of the NZ Qualifications Authority, is the co-founder of 21 Skills Lab. The opinions expressed in this article are those of 21C Skills Lab, which is holding a public event, Future Fit?, in Auckland tomorrow featuring international researchers and local business leaders.
Rote learning may be finally on the way out of our schools, as 4000 Kiwi students try out a new system of measuring the skills that employers really want - such as tenacity and team work.
Director of 21C, Justine Munro told Mike Hosking these skills are just as important as academic studies.
A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.
ACT-Tessera is a unique questioning model which looks at skills that work places prioritise - tenacity, leadership curiosity and teamwork.
JUSTINE MUNRO on disrupting the education sector