(FORBES) – A national scheme to help people whose roles could be replaced by automation retrain has been launched by the U.K. government.
Education Secretary Damian Hinds said the National Retraining Scheme will support adults "whose jobs could change due to advances in technology" by helping them "retrain and get on a path to a new career."
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According to recent statistics from analysis firm Oxford Economics, robots could replace up to 20 million manufacturing jobs over the coming decade.
The scheme has begun its initial rollout in Liverpool as a digital service called Get Help to Retrain, which is designed to help adults learn about new opportunities and the skills they need in the digital age.
Officials said the service will help adults identify their existing skills, local jobs and where to go to find training courses to gain the skills they need to progress.