At Future Skills, we aim to provide our graduates with not only the knowledge, but also the skills to be successful once they have completed their graduate programmes and graduate internships. Skills development is but one of our main objectives, to ensure that the graduates who access job opportunities available through our initiatives, are within their ever-increasing necessary skill sets.

In a radically changed new world order, as evidenced by the changing needs of society associated with the global pandemic, the novel Corona virus, or better know Covid-19, we have learnt that to keep moving forward, we not only have to change the ways in which we offer learning environments, but to also prepare our graduates for work environments that will not solely be office based.

Working remotely has become a reachable goal that is guided by modern digital technology afforded to both employers and employee alike. Virtual meetings with office staff and clients, data gathering, business module encapsulations and the like, are all at the touch of a button on a device that is internet capable.

While it does showcase the challenges brought forward in areas that are not covered in satellite or cellular networks, the pros do most definitely outweigh the cons as telecommuting will become the new buzz word on the global economic stage.

Being able to work from home has become more preferred to allow for better ideals of social distancing. Employers have noted that employees can be more productive when working from a home environment and their health risks are decreased, while also cutting down on much debated overhead costs when considering the needs of an office-based environment.

With increased online visibility the cyber security risks may increase exponentially, but enhanced security methods are curtailing the unexpected exposures, still making the virtual office, the office of the future.