by Ma. Victoria C. Bernido

In this talk, we focus on how, through solid training and education, economically disadvantaged citizenry could diminish the dread of being swamped by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) even as they seek to enjoy unprecedented benefits brought in by such wave of advanced technologies. We highlight the crucial policy choice of cost-effective efficient evidence-based educational programs suited to rapid population growth as well as constrained learning conditions. In particular, we look at real-world educational programs and curricula that could produce young people well equipped not only to face the challenges of FIRe but ready to use it for the advancement not only of self but community and the nation at large. We summarize our education perspective in WAATER: Wide-ranging Advanced Analytics Training and Education Reinforcement.