How PH's young workforce can weather digital shift


Posted at Oct 29 2018 06:31 PM | Updated as of Oct 29 2018 07:46 PM

A traveller walks past a bus terminal along EDSA in Cubao. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - The Philippines' young workforce should invest in mind skills and focus on innovation and creativity to weather the shift to digital, an analyst said Monday.
Education investments should be channeled to specializations related to "innovative creativity," information technology and natural sciences, Strategic Intercom managing director Konstantin Schamber told ANC.

"The next generation of business would be very much about creativity because many things done today by people would be done by machines. So the area still left, which cannot be occupied by machines would be innovation and creativity and anything related to the mind," he said.

The future is "not about being big, it’s about being involved in latest trends and educating your people," Schamber said.

With a young, service-oriented and well-educated population, the Philippines has "huge potential," he said.

"I think Philippines has a very huge opportunity because of the future is not about having gas, oil or natural resources. The future belongs to some region which will be smart enough to invest in people in education and in infrastructure," he said.

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