Philippines needs highly-trainable workforce

Asian Institute of Management (AIM) economist Emmanuel Lance Garcia said the Philippines needs to produce a highly-trainable workforce with advanced critical thinking skills to make them employable with the onset of artificial intelligence. Garcia said it is difficult to predict the kind of opportunities that will come up in the future due to the threat of AI especially in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. He said there is a need for the country to produce a large pool of trainable workers who can adapt themselves to the changing times. To do this, Garcia said private institutions and the government need to coordinate and collaborate.