a16z Podcast

Jobs of the Future

Stephanie Smith, Kai Roemmelt, and Lisa Gevelber

Posted January 24, 2024

In a world where technology is moving at an unprecedented pace, what will the jobs of the future look like?

Kai Roemmelt, CEO of the online learning platform Udacity, and Lisa Gevelber, a key figure at Google responsible for building the Grow with Google program, unpack the seismic changes reshaping the tech and education realms.

From disrupting hiring norms to redefining how we acquire degrees and engage globally, this episode poses the question: How can you skillfully navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities awaiting in this evolving landscape?

Show Notes

00:00 – The Future of Jobs

03:15 – Job growth over the last 80 years

05:06 – The shelf-life of jobs

09:11 – Education trends

12:25 – The importance of learning the foundations

17:18 – Regional access to education

20:19 – How companies are hiring and looking at strategic priorities

22:58 – The economic mobility and economic stability of degrees

25:59 – Job and training trends at Grow with Google

28:11 – Do companies train or hire for skills?

29:23 – The future of the traditional degree

31:10 – The employer and educator ecosystem

35:36 – How to approach upskilling


Find Kai on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kai-roemmelt

Find Lisa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisagevelber

Learn more about Udacity: https://www.udacity.com

Learn more about Grow with Google: https://grow.google

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