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The Institute for Labor Studies organized a workshop on Philippine Employment Projections Modelling from July 27 to 31 for the technical staff of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), with technical and funding support from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Technical staff of DOLE underwent an intensive training-workshop in data generation, using STATA, a statistical software. The workshop is a continuation of a project, which started in 2010 as an effort to form the basis for the formulation of employment creation targets as reflected in the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan (LEP) 2011-2016.

In the 2015 updated model, DOLE and ILO will generate employment projections with disaggregation by region, by industry, including manufacturing sectors, and by occupation skills supply side. The updated model will also identify the inter-industry spill-over effects and linkages.

 “The 2015 PEPM covers industries that have roadmaps formulated by industry associations in coordination with Department of Trade and Industry, industries that we can expect to drive growth and become key employment generators in the next medium term,” said ILS OIC-Executive Director Mary Grace L. Riguer in her opening remarks.

 Further, Riguer highlighted that the PEPM will provide occupational supply and demand data in the said industries and will be integral in the inter-agency activities that DOLE will spearhead for developing strategic human resource strategic plans, which will complement the industry roadmaps.

 The second and third phases of the PEPM Project will consist of technical forums and consultative workshops where the preliminary results of the updated model will be presented to government offices and researchers, and the human resource strategic plan will be finalized by a technical working group under the supervision of DOLE officials.

 Stakeholders from different employers’ organizations, and workers’ organizations will also be invited to participate in the upcoming activities. International organizations will also take part in the PEPM events.

 The ILS serves as the Secretariat of the DOLE IAC-RSM under whose auspices the PEPM initiative is implemented. ###



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