This virtual event features two PIDS studies on training and employment. The first study, authored by PIDS President Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr., PIDS Supervising Research Specialist John Paul P. Corpus, and former PIDS Research Analyst Nina V. Araos and titled “Who Are the Youth NEET in the Philippines Today”, looked into the profile of young Filipinos who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) that can undermine their future work and earning prospects and may have lasting economic disadvantages. We found in our research that NEET is still an emerging concept in the Philippines, and given the large number of youth NEET in our country and the social and economic implications of this, more attention must be directed toward our youth NEET and the issues confronting them, which include financial constraints, lack of access to labor market information and employment facilitation services, and poor digital connectivity and access to information and communications technology. The second study, which is also authored by PIDS President Aniceto C. Orbeta Jr. and PIDS Supervising Research Specialist John Paul P. Corpus and titled “Profile of Training and Skilling Programs in the Philippines”, was undertaken as part of the Youthworks PH initiative of the Philippine Business for Education. It investigated the existing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs for the youth and how responsive these are to the needs of the learners and industries. We also looked into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of training programs in the country and the emerging industry sectors brought about by the pandemic.
You may read or download the full studies from these links:
- Who Are the Youth NEET in the Philippines Today?
- Profile of Training and Skilling Programs in the Philippines
To register, go to this link: https://events.pids.gov.ph/registration?id=469. The meeting link and webinar guidelines will be sent to your registered email address before the event.
Who are the Youth NEET in the Philippines? presented by Dr. Aniceto Orbeta, President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and Mr. John Paul P. Corpus, Supervising Research Specialist, PIDS
Profile of Training and Skilling Programs in the Philippines presented by Dr. Aniceto Orbeta, President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and Mr. John Paul P. Corpus, Supervising Research Specialist, PIDS
Reaction of Ms. Rosalina Constantino, Executive Director of the Planning Office, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Reaction of Ms. Lovelaine Basillote, Executive Director, Philippine Business for Education
PGBs Corporate Social Responsibility: A Strategy to Address the Skills Competency Gap presented by Ms. Paulette Liu, President and Chief Operating Officer, Primary Structures Educational Foundation, Inc.