ECOP participated at the Conference for the Creation of a National Strategic Workforce Development Plan held last 11 February 2020 at Luxent Hotel, Quezon City.
The conference aimed to gather diverse perspectives that can inform curriculum, instruction, assessment, industry and employment practices, career development standards, capacity-building standards and policy formulation and implementation on having a consolidated strategic workforce plan for the Philippines to achieve the goals of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and AMBISYON 2040.
The conference highlighted the importance of integration and inclusion of all key stakeholders in the advancement of human capital of the Philippines. The creation of a policy or law that addresses human capital and workforce development will therefore open opportunities for more Filipinos making them competitive and at par with global standards.
Present during the conference are stakeholders from various government agencies such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and its attached agencies, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Also present are stakeholders from the private sector as represented by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Career Development Association of the Philippines (CDAP), and SFI Group of Companies.
ECOP Governor Dr. Alberto Fenix was invited to present both ECOP and PCCI’s initiatives and engagement on the Philippine Talent Map Initiative (PTMI). The PTMI was implemented and spearheaded by the DOLE in order to address the issues faced by the country’s human capital. The PTMI examines current trends and issues that both the academe and industry face in terms of workforce development and provide relevant labor market information for various sectors.