What is the Future Conversation Series about?


The job market is ever-changing, with new opportunities surfacing as the economy evolves. This requires one to be agile and aware of the latest happenings and trends.


Hear from industry experts, skill experts and upskillers at the Future Conversation Series as they share their thoughts and experiences on these topics:

Upcoming industry trends
In-demand skills from emerging fields
Balancing work with upskilling
Being future ready and enhancing employability

Based on the Human Library concept, you’ll get to engage and network with a variety of professionals who will give you a glimpse of the road ahead.


Start learning how you can future-proof your career at the Future Conversation Series!

What is the Human Library Concept?


The Human Library Concept focuses on enabling open conversations in small groups between the human book and the participants. Through this, you will:

More talk time with the speakers

Expect to be highly engaged in small-group candid discussions with the human books and participants

Gain diverse insights 

Meet professionals from different backgrounds, allowing you to glean a diverse range of insights

Build networks

Connect with the human books and fellow participants during the session and further your conversations off-line

Past Sessions



Amid heightened consciousness surrounding health and mental well-being, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for new skillsets and enhanced proficiencies in the Health and Wellness sector has surged since 2019.


Concurrently, the Community Care and Social Services sectors have also gained paramount significance throughout 2022 as it seeks skilled manpower and expertise to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing Singapore. Apart from providing quality care to older adults, the recent launch of Healthier SG has also increased the demand for skills in meal planning, health coaching and volunteer management. These developments have in turn created new employment avenues and career choices.


Uncover new opportunities and network with industry experts from the care industry at our Future Conversation Series! Hear from Temasek Polytechnic’s very own domain expert and upskillers who will share their experiences as an educator and lifelong learner.


Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2023
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: The POD @ National Library
             National Library Board, Level 16
             100 Victoria Street,
             Singapore 188064

Be Future Ready for Digital Transformation


Digital technologies like cybersecurity, data and artificial intelligence (AI) and software development play an integral role in most organisations’ strategic growth and success today, and this trend is expected to continue into the future. This can be attributed towards the acceleration of digitalisation, especially in today’s rapidly changing economy. With the right digital transformation and innovation strategies, organisations can maximise efficiency, enhance productivity, and reduce cost.


In a study done by Amazon Web Services in 2021*, Singapore requires 1.2 million more digital workers by 2025 to remain competitive which translates to a 55% gap in the workforce. To address the shortfall in digital skills, SkillsFuture Singapore has named the Digital Economy as one of the key pillars of focus, which is set to carry on into 2023.


Join our upcoming Future Conversation Series to learn more about industry trends for the digital economy, and the in-demand skills, which organisations are looking for. Uncover new opportunities and network with our industry and skill experts, and Temasek Polytechnic’s upskillers about their own upskilling experience and how it has benefited them.


* Source: The Business Times - Singapore needs 1.2m more digital workers by 2025 to remain competitive: report


Date:  22 March 2023, Wednesday

Time:  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: The POD @ National Library
                   National Library Board, Level 16
                   100 Victoria Street,
                   Singapore 188064

Innovating Sustainability - Transforming the Future

In this year’s Skills Demand for the Future Economy Report by SkillsFuture Singapore, the green economy was highlighted as one of the emerging and high-growth areas. According to SkillsFuture Singapore, green skills are required across more than 450 job roles across 17 sectors, presenting the green economy as an area with plenty of exciting opportunities.


Date: 20 October 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

Location:  Lifelong Learning Institute

                   Event Hall 1 (Level 1)
                   11 Eunos Road 8
                   Singapore 408601

Navigating Travel and Tourism in the New Normal


Travel restrictions have eased in recent weeks, with Singapore progressively rolling out Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs) to popular destinations like South Korea and Germany. Travellers have jumped on board these VTLs, overwhelming travel companies as they deal with snaking queues and website crashes


Businesses in Singapore are also feeling upbeat about the VTLs, given that some of the VTL countries played a large part in Singapore's tourism market pre-COVID.  While COVID-19 has decimated the travel and tourism industries, the VTLs serve as an important milestone for Singapore in the recovery of these industries. 


Join us at the upcoming Future Conversations session on Navigating Travel and Tourism in the New Normal to learn more about what to expect from the resumption of travel and the opportunities available in this re-thriving industry. Based on the Human Library concept, look forward to authentic insights into the industry and getting to network with professionals. 


Date: 24 November 2021

Time: 8:00PM – 9:30PM

Mode of Delivery: Online (Zoom)


Singapore intends to grow the manufacturing sector by 50% over the next 10 years, through initiatives such as Manufacturing 2030 and the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI). Additionally, SkillsFuture Singapore has also identified Advanced Manufacturing as one of the top skills to pick up today in preparation for the future economy. With this strong emphasis on Advanced Manufacturing, there are a myriad of opportunities available for professionals who are looking to explore or expand their foray in the booming Advanced Manufacturing sector. 


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