Students urged to pursue digital careers to meet industry demand
With the continued expansion of the country’s IT-BPM sector, students are being urged to take choose digital careers to safeguard them future jobs. The Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) executive director Jocelle Batapa-Sigue said the future of the workforce will increasingly embrace freelancers, especially in digital jobs. Freelancing jobs that are fast developing are those in user experience, English as a Second Language, content writing, virtual assistance and digital marketing. Batapa-Sigue said that since robotics will also soon become integrated into the workforce, BNEFIT is encouraging schools to enhance the students’ skills in working with machines. Industry stakeholders have urged workers to retrain and reskill to make them better prepared for future work in areas such as robotics and automation which are transforming the needs of the workforce.