THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) said it has teamed up with the labor department to create programs that will “enhance the employability” of young people.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) announced on Monday a tie-up with PBEd in YouthWorks PH which will provide work-based training positions to unemployed young people. The PBEd project is a five-year partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) backed with more than P1 billion.
PBEd hopes to reform traditional education and training to make graduates more work-ready.
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello said in a statement on Monday, “Our human capital is the key driver in promoting inclusive growth and sustainable economic development in the country, hence, developing work-based training programs for the Filipino youth is vital to prepare them for the world of work.”
Through the Public Employment Services Office (PESO), DoLE will assist beneficiaries in finding available jobs provided by the agency’s partner companies.
Last week, PBEd signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in a partnership for YouthWorks PH.
YouthWorks PH was launched in June and will have work-based training sites in Metro Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Zamboanga, and General Santos City. — Gillian M. Cortez