DOLE jobs fitting project to address issues on jobs, skills mismatch
Iloilo City (20 October) -- The perennial problem on jobs and skills mismatch in the country will soon be addressed with the recent launching of Project Jobs Fit: the DOLE 2020 Vision.
According to the Information and Publication Service of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the project aims to identify within the next 10 months the preferred skills in priority industries that must be produced per region up to year 2020.
The project will put together a robustly flexible road map that would guide students and new entrants to the labor force in identifying college and technical-vocational courses that they may pursue to land in available industry jobs or to engage in self-employment undertakings required by the economy after graduation.
The Jobs Fit road map would also be basis of the education sector and other concerned stakeholders in providing training and educational scholarships and in developing appropriate curricula and career materials.
Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque said Project Jobs Fit is among the priority deliverable programs that the DOLE and its family of agencies commit to pursue and deliver to constituents beginning July 2009 to March 2010, the DOLE's Information and Public Service disclosed. (PIA6/T. Villavert) [top]