More than half of students chasing dying careers, report warns

PHOTO: Young Australians will face a working environment where increasing numbers of jobs will be automated or performed by robots (ABC News: Patrick Williams)

PHOTO: Young Australians will face a working environment where increasing numbers of jobs will be automated or performed by robots (ABC News: Patrick Williams)

POSTED DATE: 24/08/2015

AUTHOR: RACHAEL BROWN, ABC

Sixty per cent of Australian students are training for jobs that will not exist in the future or will be transformed by automation, according to a new report by the Foundation for Young Australians.

The not-for-profit group, which works with young Australians to create social change, says the national curriculum is stuck in the past and digital literacy, in particular, needs to be boosted.

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