“The Future of Jobs” Seminar, Wed, 18th September. (Secondary School focused)

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“The Future of Jobs” is an important seminar from the perspectives of parents, teachers, university guidance counsellors and school principals.

The ISF Academy PTA Speaker Series Presents:

“The Future of Jobs” Seminar

According to the World Economic Forum: “New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others. The skill sets required in both old and new occupations will change in most industries and transform how and where people work.  It may also affect female and male workers differently and transform the dynamics of the industry gender gap.”

The OECD recently estimated that 14% of existing jobs could disappear as a result of automation in the next 15-20 years, and another 32% are likely to change radically as individual tasks are automated.  Many people and communities have been left behind by globalisation and a digital divide persists in access to new technologies – resulting in inequalities along age, gender, and socio-economic lines.

Primary > Secondary > University > working in the “Real World”.   In 10, 15, 20 years,   

  • What will be the core issues facing our children in the “real world”? And what opportunities will emerge?
  • What key challenges will our children need to overcome?
  • How should we, as parents, be educating and preparing them …. NOW?

We will go deeper in our discussion and attempt to answer the above questions and those posed in the documentary ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ which we screened in March 2019. Attendance at that screening is not a prerequisite to joining this event.  However, participants are strongly encouraged to have thought through the above questions and be ready to actively engage in this group discussion.

Please join us for this important seminar on “The Future of Jobs” from the perspectives of parents, teachers, university guidance counsellors and school principals.

Session 1 (Secondary School focused)

Date:    Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

Venue: The ISF Academy Yidan Chinese Cultural Centre

Time: 8:00 a.m.: Registration starts   (Snacks and drinks will be served)

            8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.: Discussion + Q&A

Moderator: Mr. Fred CHANN (ISF parent)
Other panellists: (1) Ms. Ellie TANG (Senior University Guidance Counsellor)
                            (2) Mr. Jim FAHERTY (University Guidance Counsellor)
Special Guest: Mr. Nicholas FORDE (Secondary School Principal)
Language:   Discussion in English (with Putonghua simultaneous interpretation)

Fees:  The ISF Academy PTA Members: Free

           ISF Academy Non-PTA Members/ISF Pre-School Parents: $250 per person.

           (This event is open to The ISF Academy community only.)

Registration for this seminar opens on Tuesday, 10th September at www.isfpta.org.

About the Speakers

Moderator: Mr. Fred CHANN (ISF Academy Parent)

Fred is the proud father of Sabrina (graduated student) and Nicholas (Grade 11).  In 2009 - 2011, he was an elected member of the PTA, serving as Treasurer, co-organizer of the Speaker Series and a member of the Strategic Planning Working Group.   He has contributed to the building of our vibrant community - as PTA Network’s Middle School and Senior School Co-coordinator; Grade Co-coordinator for the Class of 2019; introducer and facilitator of The Parenting Teenagers Course; and leader of the inaugural charity drive for Box of Hope.  In his blog (www.parentwithvision.com), Fred shares his research about the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and key implications for education and parenting.

Other panellists:

Ms. Ellie TANG (Senior University Guidance Counsellor)

Ellie has worked in higher education in Hong Kong for over twenty years, with fifteen of them in university counselling. She has taught in Hong Kong universities as well as high schools in the local and international school sector where she has overseen curriculum development, psychometric and college entry testing, and CISWASC accreditation. At her last school, Ellie developed the gifted and talented programme, which successfully identified and supported high-achieving students for application to medicine, dentistry and veterinary science programmes, and Oxbridge and Ivy League schools. In addition, she was the lead counsellor in establishing vocational pathways for students interested in apprenticeship-style degrees. Outside of work, Ellie uses her Montessori teaching background to help elderly Alzheimer’s patients. She is also a certified Global Career Development Facilitator and holds professional qualifications accredited by the National Board for Certified Counsellors (NBCC), USA.

Mr. Jim FAHERTY (University Guidance Counsellor)

In 2005, Jim completed his TEFL qualification in London and then finished his honours degree at the University of London (BA Chinese, Modern & Classical). He studied Mandarin at the Xi’an Jiaotong University. He also learned some Cantonese, Japanese and Korean. In London, he taught Chinese to primary and secondary school students. After a stint at the University of Liverpool, he managed international student recruitment and admissions at Goldsmiths, University of London. In order to further his pastoral skills and become a more effective guidance counsellor, Jim completed a Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology at the College of Allied Educators, Singapore (2018) and had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of students from various backgrounds. He brings with him a wide range of intercultural, multilingual experience from across Europe and Asia, and thrives on working positively with young people to help them realise and achieve their potential.

Special Guest:

Mr. Nicholas FORDE (Secondary School Principal)

Nick joined The ISF Academy in August 2009. He joined from West Island School where he was the Head of Humanities for five years. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History, from the University of London, Goldsmiths College / School of Oriental and African Studies, Master of Arts in Education from the University of Bath, and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary, History) from the University of Wales, Swansea. He is a trained IB DP Coordinator as well as a Senior Examiner for Extended Essays, and an Examiner for the IB History Diploma Programme. He has been a teacher for more than nineteen years, working in the U.K, Qatar and Hong Kong. In addition to being a teacher, he also has extensive administrative experience, and is an IB workshop leader, and IB authorization visit team leader. He also works with IB to support schools going through the process of authorization.



根據世界經濟論壇:“新的工作類別將呈現部分或全部取代其它工作。 新與舊職業所需的技能組合將在大多數行業中發生變化,並改變人們工作的方式和地點。 它也可能對女性和男性工人產生不同的影響,並改變各行業性別差距的動態。

經濟合作與發展組織最近估計,由於未來15 - 20年工作的自動化,14%的現有工作崗位可能會消失,而另外32%的工作崗位可能會隨著個別任務的自動化而發生根本變化。 全球化使許多人和社群跟不上,數碼鴻溝持續存在於獲取新技術的過程中 - 導致年齡,性別和社會經濟方面的不平等。

小學 > 中學 > 大學  > 投身“真實世界”工作   10年,15年,20年後,

  • 孩子們投身「現實世界」的核心問題是什麼?哪些契機會呈現?
  • 我們的孩子需要克服哪些關鍵挑戰?
  • 作為父母,我們現在應該如何教育和準備他們?

我們將在這研討會更深入地討論並嘗試回答上述問題,以及我們在2019年3月放映的紀錄片“最可能成功”中提及的問題。雖然觀看該紀錄片和參與相關的討論不是參加本研討會的先決條件, 我們強烈建議與會者仔細考慮上述問題,並準備好積極參與小組討論。


研討會(一) (聚焦中學社群)

日期:2019918 (星期三)


時間:上午 8:00  開始登記(敬備小點及飲品招待)

          上午 8:15 10:00  研討會 + 問答時間

研討會主持:  陳明德 先生

研討會嘉賓:(1鄧淑芬老師; 2Jim FAHERTY老師        

特別嘉賓:       Nicholas FORDE中學校長 


收費:   弘立家教會會員: 免費

          非弘立家教會會員/弘立幼稚園家長: 每位$250


講座將於 910 (星期二) 開始接受報名,到時敬請登入 www.isfpta.org


研討會主持︰陳明德先生 (弘立家長)

陳先生以兩位子女陳祖詒同學(畢業生)和陳君銳同學(11年級)為傲。由 2009 2011年,他曾擔任家教會的司庫、家教會專題講座系列的合辦人和學校發展規劃工作小組的成員。他一直為建立一個充滿活力的學校社群作出貢獻,包括出任家教會網絡初中和高中協調員、2019年畢業班的協調員、「青少年育兒課程」的介紹人及導師和首次「盒載的希望」慈善活動的領導。陳先生在他的博客(www.parentwithvision.com )中分享對「第四次工業革命」的研究和這工業革命對教育和育兒的重要啟示。



鄧老師在香港高等教育領域工作超過20年,其中擔任大學升學輔導主任15年。她曾在香港的大學任教,亦曾在香港本地學校和國際學校的高中部任職並負責課程發展、心理測試、大學入學考試以及國際學校委員會(CIS) 及美國西部大學院校協會(WASC) 的認證。在她就職的最近一所學校,鄧老師發展了資優計畫,成功地挑選並支持成績優異的學生申請牛津大學、劍橋大學、常春藤大學的醫學、牙科和獸醫學等專業。此外,她也為對學位學徒制感興趣的學生建立了專業的發展路線。工作之餘,鄧老師喜歡用蒙特梭利教育教學方法幫助年邁的阿爾茨海默氏病患者。她同時持有全球職涯發展師認證和美國NBCC的專業資格。

Jim FAHERTY 老師(升學輔導主任)

FAHERTY 老師2015年在倫敦獲得TEFL證書,開始了他的教學生涯。之後他在倫敦大學完成了榮譽學士學位(文學士,現代和古典中文), 並在西安交通大學繼續學習中文。他同時也學習了廣東話、日語和韓語。他曾先後在倫敦的小學和中學教授中文,在利物浦大學就職,也就職於倫敦大學金匠學院並負責國際學生的招生和錄取工作。為了成為一名更優秀的輔導員,Jim在新加坡的Allied Educators大學深造並取得了輔導心理學家方向的研究生文憑,與不同背景的學生一起工作。Jim豐富的經驗、跨文化多語種的背景、以及他在歐洲和亞洲的工作經歷有助於正向引導年輕人,幫助年輕人發掘和實現他們的潛能。


Nicholas FORDE 中學校長

Forde 校長 2009 8 月加入弘立書院。在此之前他於西島學校主管人文學科達五年時間。他是英國倫敦大學哥德史密斯學院 / 亞非學院歷史研究文學士,其後考取英國巴斯大學教育文學碩士和英國威爾士大學學位教師教育證書(中學歷史科)。Forde 校長亦是受訓的國際文憑大學預科項目協調員、拓展論文高級考官及大學預科項目歷史科的考官。他在英國、卡塔爾及香港合共教學超過十九年。除了教學以外, 他有豐富的行政管理經驗,並是國際文憑組織工作坊的導師和國際文憑組織認證考察團隊的領導。他與國際文憑組織英共同協助支援學校申請項目驗證的過程。

September 18th, 2019 8:00 AM   through   10:00 AM
ISF Academy Campus (Check Signs at Gate)
Hong Kong
Event Fee(s)
ISFA PTA Mbrs HK$ 0.00
ISFA Non-PTA Mbrs/ISF Pre-School Parents HK$ 250.00