Intel Skills for Innovation Framework: Empowering the Next Generation of Innovators
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has integrated digital technology into every aspect of our lives. Workplaces today demand that workers come prepared with new ways of thinking and solving problems.
Future job markets will need more cognitive, social-emotional, and technological skills.
Physical and manual skills and % change in hours worked by 2030 (US and Western Europe):
- Physical and manual skills: Down 11%
- Basic cognitive skills: Down 14%
- Higher cognitive skills: Up 7%
- Social and emotional skills: Up 22%
- Technological skills: Up 52%
The jobs landscape in 2025
- 85 million declining roles: Global change by 2025
- Data entry clerks
- Administrative and executive secretaries
- Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll clerks
- Accountants and auditors
- Assembly and factory workers
- 97 million emerging roles: Global change by 2025
- Data analysts & scientists
- AI & Machine Learning Specialists
- Big data specialists
- Digital marketing & strategy specialists
- Process automation specialists
Intel Skills for Innovation
Our framework guides decision makers and educators in adopting technology and creating learning opportunities that actively engage students around the world. We inspire teachers and learners to reach their full potential by encouraging higher- order thinking, empowering them to build their skills from anywhere, and maximizing outcomes that prepare them for a technology-infused future.
The Intel SFI Framework provides technology recommendations and tools to support decision makers and educators as they develop, try, and implement their skills-focused vision.
Understand new skill requirements, rethink technology’s role to foster skill building. Align stakeholders and facilitate creation of action plan.
Experience technology used for skill building in the actual learning environment and verify viability. Identify best practices for wider adoption.
Develop educators’ competencies to facilitate higher-order skills development in their students.
Adopt technology- supported, skills-based learning models across the entire education system.