“The top countries benefit from the legacy of good education systems and the ability to develop employees,” said Arturo Bris, director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center. That’s especially true for Switzerland, which has developed a “practical, economic approach” of tailoring its education to the manufacturing, research and development, and technology jobs required for the country’s main industries. “I think technical skills are going to lose their relevance for the next generation,” he added, noting that there will likely be a focus on jobs with technical skills in the near-term, but then a transition to “creativity and innovation” longer term.