Skills framework launched in the Philippines

The Philippine Skills Framework (PSF) has been launched to link the government, industry and the academia to upskill workers.
By: | June 29, 2021

Based on Singapore’s SkillsFuture model, the inter-agency initiative aims to develop the skills of the local workforce and create a platform to match employers and workers based on the latter’s skills. 

At the virtual launch of PSF, trade secretary Ramon M Lopez said, “Employers will be able to identify the skills and competencies a potential employee must have to be able to effectively fulfill a job role. Companies can also use the framework to design progressive human resource management and talent development plans for their employees.”    

Job seekers can use the framework to determine the skills they will need to future-proof their careers, while educational institutions can use it to update their curricula or create new and workplace-relevant courses. 

The PSF will have relevant industry information, skills requirements for jobs, career pathways, and training programmes. 

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Labour, trade, tourism, and education representatives have signed a memorandum of understanding in which they committed to coordinate in developing and upskilling the local workforce.   

The PSF will prioritise the construction, creatives, food, health, outsourcing, logistics, manufacturing, and tourism sectors, according to BusinessWorld.