Here are some skills and fields that may be critical in the next 20 years:
- Technology: including programming, data science, machine learning, cybersecurity, and AI
- Healthcare: including biotechnology, medical ethics, and digital health
- Environmental Sustainability: including renewable energy, waste management, and climate change mitigation
- Financial and Economic Literacy: including understanding of emerging financial technologies and global economics
- Communication and Collaboration: including effective teamwork, intercultural communication, and emotional intelligence
- Critical thinking and problem solving: ability to analyze complex information and situations, and find creative solutions.
- Adaptability and Flexibility: being able to adapt to new situations, learn quickly, and embrace change.
Note: The specific skills that will be critical can vary depending on the region and industry, but these are some of the broad areas that are likely to be important in the future.