The Robots are Coming! Will Technology Kill Jobs or Create Opportunity?
The First Work Youth Council is currently researching the barriers faced by fellow young people seeking employment in Ontario.
These Focus Group Discussions are the second stage of work in this project, so our researchers (First Work’s Youth Council!) can hear directly from young people.
Topic Overview: The Robots are Coming! Will technology Kill Jobs or will it Create Opportunity?
The automation of tasks once done by humans has raised fears about machines putting humans out of work.
There is some evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic may accelerate some artificial intelligence (AI), automation and robotics in workplaces. While there is a strong sense of where automation will occur (ie. manufacturing and retail sectors), it’s less clear where and what the new jobs created by technology will be.
We invite youth between the ages of 15 and 29 to participate in this upcoming focus group led by First Work’s Youth Council!
We’ll focus on what technology and automation will mean for youth when it comes to job and work opportunities now and in the future!
ALL youth participants will receive a $50.00 honorarium for their full participation!
We encourage you to keep your cameras and mics on throughout the session. Your Full participation is required in order to receive your gift card!
Register to book your spot by May 18, 2021!
Date and Time:
Date: Friday May 21st 2021
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
**Zoom links will be sent out the day of the focus group.
Please note this focus group has a limited capacity of up to 10 youth and it is based on a first come, first serve basis.
Once maximum capacity has been reached, registrants will be put on a waitlist and notified if a spot has opened.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.