Education and Training in the Digital Era: A Compass for "Building Forward Better" [chapter]

Bianca Christina Weber-Lewerenz
2022 Digital Transformation [Working Title]  
Knowledge is the greatest raw material. To build a secure future, you need knowledge, skills, to network and get involved in the new. Digitization with the technological and social challenges requires a rethinking and adjustment of professional qualifications at the same time. More than half of 70% of the open AI positions in companies are currently unfilled. This high number describes the dilemma and the challenges for the teaching and training of tomorrow. Are we ready for the technological
more » ... allenges of tomorrow? This research found that there is significantly high potential for diverse teams, staffing the STEM fields with more female specialists and fully using specialist knowledge and personal qualifications of men and women. Last but not least, this research contributes setting up compass for building forward better by ensuring gender-independent decision-making structures in human-technology interaction and use diversity as key for reaching sustainable goals and set milestones in the digital era. The main research results consist that the foundation for diversity, inclusion and sustainable digital innovations can only be ensured by adjusted education and academic training. To achieve sustainable digital transformation with a strategy foundation, education and academic training are most essential. This research fills the gap by highlighting the importance of these two essential areas that call for immediate action: Diversity, education, and training represent the drivers for the sustainable success in the Digital Age.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.102678 fatcat:o5pf4eac3fgltkp5u7qbj7zicu