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This study  uses aworkplace  skills  and  satisfaction  survey  among  construction  companies to generate baseline data on needed and critical skills requirements of the construction industry. This baseline  data  will  be  used  to  inform  future  training  programs,  support, andotherprograms  by government for capacity building and innovation of the industry, in support of the human resource strategy  of  the  Philippine  Construction  Industry  Roadmap  2020-2030.  Further,  the  results  of  the workplace skills and satisfaction survey can formpart of wider skills needs anticipation initiatives and  analyses.    This  is  so  that  the  construction  sector  will  have  the  necessary  human  capital  to support and strengthen the industry as a whole in attaining the goals of the Roadmap.

The Philippines has a long history with job mismatch. Mismatch occurs when workers are either over-skilled, being able to deal with more complex tasks than those required by their jobs, or under-skilled and lacking the minimum skills required for their current jobs. Qualifications mismatch is particularly relevant for youth or individuals lacking the resources, skills or motivation as it sets out a career path that may lead to lower life-long earnings and lower job satisfaction.

The study intends to better understand the current situation of the Information Technology and Business Process Management sector in the Philippines in light of recent and imminent socio-economic and socio-political drivers of change particularly, the rise of artificial intelligence and digital automation in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the shift towards an integrated economy within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region, and the introduction of proposed government reforms. Using an exploratory sequential mixed methods research design involving three levels of data integration, the study examined the sector’s industry directions toward the realization of decent work, industry perception on the drivers of change, and industry strategies to address the challenges and maximize the opportunities brought about by the identified drivers of change.