The Future of Work: Preparing Ourselves for Jobs of Tomorrow
By Gog Soon Joo and Jeremiah Wong
Recorded April 19, 2020
How we live, work and play are changing as technology becomes increasingly adopted and integrated for the betterment of life. The impact is most visible at the workplace where technology has blurred industry lines, re-shaped business models, changed the concept of work, redefined jobs and the skills that go with them. Do we stand a chance in surviving the future of work? How can Singapore’s Employment and Career Guidance (ECG) and Career Development (CD) effort better prepare us to make sense, navigate the changing world of work, and thrive in multiple-careers? The first part of this webinar will highlight how the world of work is changing, and discuss the approach of ECG and CD toward lifelong career-learning advisory. The second part of this webinar will examine some rising themes regarding the future roles of Career Practitioners.
Cost: Free to Members, Non-members: High-income country professional $10, Student $5; Not high-income professional $5, Student $2.50.
Gog Soon Joo is the Chief Futurist, Chief Skills Officer and Chief Research Officer at the SkillsFuture Singapore Agency. She leads a team of Skills Analysts, Data Scientists, and Futurists, to identify global trends that impact jobs and skills. Soon Joo and her team work with local and international partners to prototype solutions in the areas of future of work, future of learning and future skills. Her research interests include capitalism in the digital economy, new economy firms, skills ecosystems and skills policies. Some of her more recent projects include the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled data to develop predictive modelling of skills, and comparative study of new economy firms in advanced economy.
Jeremiah Wong is a Capability Developer and Career Practitioner in Workforce Singapore. Today, he oversees the capability building and advancement of Career Practitioners’ competencies in WSG’s Careers Connect, which renders career services to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents across the sunny island. As a Career Practitioner himself, he constantly hones his practice with modern theories and practices, while also providing clinical supervision to career practitioners in order to shape the future discourse and design of career services for the Republic. As the recipient of the 2018’s Public Service EXCEL Innovation Champion Award for Career Development Innovation and Services, and part of the team awarded the Public Service EXCEL Innovation Champion Award for Re-branding of WSG Career Centres in the same year – Jeremiah’s strengths lies in programme design and capability building for career development practitioners. Jeremiah also currently serve as an Associate Lecturer for Republic Polytechnic, where he lectures and supervise student practices in the Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling programme. Jeremiah is currently completing his MSc in Skills and Workforce Development, where he investigates the future of work, human capital development and the pivotal role of Career Development Practitioners in shaping the future narrative of work and careers for Singaporeans.