A workshop on the theme Inventing Your FutureThe next Steps? at the initiative of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) for students of tertiary institutions was held yesterday at the Octave Wiehe Auditorium in Reduit. It aimed to guide students on how to think out of the box, to innovate and be successful in life.

Over 100 participants attended the workshop conducted by Mr. Jake Mendelssohn from the Connecticut Invention Convention, USA. The focus was on the prospects of future careers which, he stated, will be guided by machine learning and artificial intelligence. However, he added that although machines will dominate the labour market, the creative ability is something that computers will not be able to do in the foreseeable future.

Mr. Mendelssohn encouraged the youth to be more innovative and creative in their path of learning while highlighting that future careers will highly depend on the creative competencies of upcoming employees as companies will start hiring and retaining the most competent people in creativity on the market to maintain their competitive edge.

The workshop is in line with the NPCC's vision to promote productivity movement in Mauritius with artificial intelligence and innovation as the key elements that will drive future businesses hence helping Mauritius in its endeavor to attain the status of a high income economy.

Source: Government of Mauritius