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PIA Press Release
2009/10/06

DOLE to develop grassroots skills registries

Koronadal City (6 September) -- The Department of Labor and Employment is developing a 'grassroots' skills registry system data that will facilitate easier job and worker search.

To be called the National Skills Registry System (SRS), the program shall make it easier for government to assess the demand situation for skills in the labor market, and enable it to make relevant policy for employment facilitation and generation.

Acting Secretary Romeo Lagman said the envisioned skills registry has been piloted in select regions, provinces, cities and municipalities, and its full blown implementation will kick off in October this year.

Once set into place, Lagman said the SRS, will combine the existing skills registries of utilized by the Phil-Job Net and the Public Employment Service Office.

"The Skills Registry System will be so comprehensive it will be the 'mother' of all skills registries in the country," he said.

The SRS is a technology-based (computerized) system which captures and updates in the Registry the skills and qualifications of interested workers.

The system also lists down establishments and their job vacancies in the community for quick access by jobseekers and employers, both local and foreign.

Unlike the existing skills registries of the PhilJob Net and the PESOs, the SRS is 'live' and dynamic because it will be regularly updated and tied up to the relevant educational background of jobseekers and the needs of the employers, the DOLE official stressed.

It combines the functions of the existing Comprehensive National Manpower Registry of Skills (CNMRS) as a labor market information facility and the PhilJobNet as a job matching tool.

Lagman also said that the SRS will empower the PESOs nationwide because it will enrich their labor market information gathering skills; enable universities and colleges make correct decisions on courses and curriculum to offer, and help students make correct career choices based on labor market demand. (ac agad PIA 12) [top]

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