Preparing for the coming workplace automation revolution

August 25, 2017 8:13 am

Daniel Komesch Daniel Komesch

Daniel Komesch is a senior policy analyst with Polytechnics Canada. 

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Automation has become a scary word. As new technologies proliferate, unease and uncertainty surround the labour market of the future.

Will jobs be destroyed? Created? Can a robot really replace what I do? What kind of career should my child pursue if we don't know what the jobs of the future will look like? How can I retrain?

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