#ThinkPH 2018: Dear Future Self, are my skills today fit for tomorrow?

85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet. Learn how to future-proof yourself through a series of roundtable discussions from September 4–6

Rappler.com

10:42:57am August 17, 2018

2:38:25am September 5, 2018



MANILA, Philippines – The future seems more scary and uncertain now, given the vast and fast changes we see every day. This is especially true among students who are in courses that may not even be relevant when they finish.

There’s basis for that fear.

According to the Institute for the Future (IFTF), 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not even been invented yet.

Questions that students ask about their future lives and their future selves are warranted. They have to learn new skills, adapt to a new world, and avoid becoming obsolete. They have every right to doubt if they could make use of what they’re learning in schools now for whatever path they want to take in the future.

#ThinkPH, a week-long event that can be accessed online, will help students ask the hard questions – and more.

Through a series of roundtable discussions, we want to help Filipino students determine the soft and hard skills to survive, build, and thrive on tomorrow’s creative economy.

Learn what it means to be human in the age of artificial intelligence.

Know the challenges that different industries are now facing and what they’re doing to stay relevant.

Immerse in data and information that shape the citizen of the future.

And take the first step in becoming the change you want to see in the world!

#ThinkPH 2018 will be live from the Rappler studio on September 4, 5, 6 (Tuesday-Thursday). Stay tuned for the announcement of our full lineup of speakers. – Rappler.com