THE Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) said it will launch a “career portal” offering placement opportunities for candidates in the provinces.
In an e-mail to BusinessWorld, the organization said: “We are launching a Career Portal that will give us the digital footprint needed to reach a wider audience and eventually provide career opportunities to Filipinos in the countryside. This career portal will have career guides that will help Filipinos understand what it takes to pursue a career in the six sub-sectors of our industry.”
It added, “It will also feature career maps that will educate users about the upskilling required to allow career progression.”
IBPAP has also partnered with the Department of Information and Communications Technology to create upskilling initiatives.
“The IBPAP Talks Series (Live and Webinar Sessions) have been developed to raise awareness on the need for the Filipino workforce to upskill. Through an eLearning portal which we are launching this month, our industry members will also have access to courses which are relevant in today’s job market,” IBPAP said.
According to a McKinsey Global Institute study, by 2030, 375 million workers or 14% of the global labor force will have to learn new skills or get new jobs depending on the progress made by automation. — Gillian M. Cortez