Academe urged: prepare for ‘post-digital era’

He said the future of jobs entails reconfiguration of work where humans and machines work together, but Palpallatoc said a good balance of hard and …

TO SURVIVE in a technology-driven economy, the academe needs to prepare a workforce that has a good balance of technology and soft skills, an official of a global technology company said.

Accenture Philippines managing director and digital lead JP Palpallatoc said that while strong technical skills are important in today’s economy, graduates who want to land relevant jobs also need to have good soft skills to rise above the competition.

Soft skills are the character traits and interpersonal skills that characterize a person’s relationships with other people. This skills include critical thinking, creative thinking, communication and people skills.

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