by: Karen Cayamanda
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | Outsourcing News |
In President Benigno Aquino III’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered yesterday, he said that there are more jobs available in the country for Filipino workers. He added that the workforce is slowly embracing the idea of working in the country and not in a foreign land.
There may be more job opportunities and thousands of graduates every year, but PNoy stated that the jobs mismatch remains a challenge that local industries are facing. He asked the government units and agencies concerned to address this problem. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and the Department of Education (DepEd) are called on to analyze the present curriculum and guide students in choosing courses that will help them land jobs in industries that are in need of workers.
The business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has been working with the academe and government agencies to help improve the skills of students, especially when it comes to English proficiency. According to Julito Vitriolo, CHED executive director, they are taking steps to improve the communication skills of students to make them globally competitive and meet the demands of the BPO sector and other industries.
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