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Skills Needs Anticipation (SNA): Workplace Skills and Satisfaction (WSS) Baseline Survey of Select Employers in the Construction Industry

Aim of the survey

  • To generate baseline data on needed and critical skills requirements of the construction industry
  • The data generated will be used to inform future training programs, support, and other programs by government for capacity building and innovation of the industry
  • To support the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030
  • This is so that the industry will have the necessary human capital to support and strengthen the industry as a whole in attaining the goals of the Roadmap

Roadmap Recommendation Cluster on Productivity: Reengineering the skills and promoting the dignity of the construction labor force
“…the attainment of higher technical skills and a more productive workforce will result to optimized efficiency in construction projects, leading to less wastages and less damages to the environment.”
Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030, p. 47

Information to be gathered

  • Quantitative measures of skills, e.g. skills gaps, skills shortages, and skills utilization in the workplace
  • Factors that are likely to impact on skills use
  • Emerging future skills
  • Satisfaction of employers on the competencies and performance of TVET graduates in the workplace
  • There are also topics on the adoption of modern, digital, and sustainable technologies and its skills requirements

Timeline and implementer
September to November 2019, by the Institute for Labor Studies-Department of Labor and Employment (ILS-DOLE) on behalf of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and in partnership with the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA).

Support needed from industry partners
The success of the survey is dependent on your support to take part in the survey. If selected, companies can choose a time that suits them to be interviewed. If you are a participant, you can find more information in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Contact information
If you have any questions or need to contact us about the survey, please reach us at (+63 2) 5273447, or email erd@ils.dole.gov.ph.

Skills Needs Anticipation (SNA): Workplace Skills and Satisfaction (WSS) Baseline Survey of Select Employers in the Construction Industry

What are the aims of the survey?

  • To generate baseline data on needed and critical skills requirements of the construction industry
  • The data generated will be used to inform future training programs, support, and other programs by government for capacity building and innovation of the industry
  • To support the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030
  • This is so that the industry will have the necessary human capital to support and strengthen the industry as a whole in attaining the goals of the Roadmap

How does this benefit my organization?
The survey provides you with the opportunity to input into research, which will help planners to develop policies and programs to address the human resource needs of companies.

Why do you need to talk to me?
As an industry partner, we need to interview you so that we can get a representative picture of construction companies (large and small) in the Philippines, whom are members of the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA).

What does participation involve?

  • For the research to be successful, we need your support to take part in the survey.
  • Participation will involve a personal interview with an interviewer from the Institute for Labor Studies-Department of Labor and Employment (ILS-DOLE), using computer-assisted technology interview (CATI) system during a site visit.
  • On average, interviews last around 20 minutes. However, the interview length may vary depending on the answers that you give. The interview will take place at a time that is convenient for you.
  • Advance copy of the survey questionnaire will be provided so that interviewees will have time to prepare for the questions before the actual interview/visit. Some questions may require inputs from different staff.

Who do you need to talk to?

  • We need to talk to company officers and/or staff whom are knowledgeable about the human resource situation and needs of your organization.

What are you collecting information on?

  • We collect information on quantitative measures of skills, e.g. skills gaps, skills shortages, and skills utilization in the workplace; on the factors that are likely to impact on skills use; emerging future skills; and the satisfaction of employers on the competencies and performance of TVET graduates in the workplace.
  • There are also topics on the adoption of modern, digital, and sustainable technologies and its skills requirements
    Will my responses be confidential?
  • Your replies will be treated as strictly confidential by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and their field personnel, in accordance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
  • Information given shall be used solely for research and not for taxation, regulation or investigation purposes.
  • All information collected from respondents will be integrated and presented in summaries or in statistical tables pertaining to the whole construction industry. Hence, there will be no individually identifiable information about companies in the survey results.

How do I know the research agency contacting me is legitimate?

  • The survey is being carried out by the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS). It is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), created under Executive Order No. 251 dated 25 July 1987.
  • The survey is an initiative of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in partnership with the Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA) in support of the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030 (launched last March 2019) and its Professional and Skills Upgrading Action Plan.
  • The TESDA and PCA partnered with the Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) to implement the survey.

 

Will I be able to access the results of the survey?
Yes, the results of the survey will be made available to you.