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In this edition of Need to know.com, we continue to look to the future and the expanding opportunities technology will bring.

Earlier this year, DeakinCo. in partnership with the Australian Financial Review co-hosted the Digital Economy Skills roundtable. While we may only have a partial idea where technology is heading and what the future will look like, there was agreement about the need to retrain and reskill for the future. Alex Badenoch, Telstra Group Executive Human Resources, said it was all ‘about the creation of new opportunities’.

DeakinCo. believes that the skills we need to thrive in the future already exist in our workforce. The skills of the future very much revolve around so-called soft skills like teamwork and communication. It is important that we teach and promote these skills, and that we measure and recognise these softer skills in our people using micro-credentials.

You can read part two of the compilation of the Digital Economy Skills roundtable in this newsletter.

In other news, DeakinCo. with CPA Australia won two Platinum LearnX awards—Best Learning Design Team and Best Simulation Design—for CPA Australia’s Global Strategy and Leadership simulation. Congratulations to all involved in this exciting learning initiative.

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