International education crucial for future of work

International education and overseas study experiences will play a critical role in helping students adapt and prepare for the future of work, according to experts at the recent Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Conference in Singapore, writes Anton Crace for The PIE News.

The conference, themed “The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Higher Education in the Asia Pacific”, highlighted the increasing need for ‘soft skills’, such as cultural understanding, in preparing students as automation reshapes the jobs market.

“There’s always been talk about students needing to be equipped with some sort of cultural knowledge, and increasingly that’s been replaced with global knowledge,” Asia-Pacific Association for International Education President Sarah Todd said.
Full report on The PIE News site