Employees in the Philippines to receive upskilling opportunities

Firms are encouraged to tap into Philippine Skills Framework to help their employees improve their hard and soft skills.
By: | July 6, 2022

Businesses are encouraged to tap into the Philippine Skills Framework (PSF) to upskill and reskill their workforce, strengthening their competitiveness, said Fe Avila, chief of the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) Global MSME Academy Planning and Programming Division.

The widespread use of digital tools and technologies in performing tasks is now considered essential as working remotely from home or out of the office becomes more commonplace, Avila noted, reports The Manila Times

“The skilling initiative that we need to implement for our people, and our workforce should improve both hard and soft skills, as well as competencies that are industry specific and cross-sectoral in application,” she said.

The PSF comprises information about sector-specific trends and employment opportunities. It targets eight priority sectors: logistics and supply chain; information technology-business process management; construction; tourism; food (agriculture and fishery); creative industry; manufacturing; and health and wellness.

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So far, PTTC has completed a three-sector-specific skills framework for the supply chain logistics, game development and digital arts, and animation in the creative industry.