Koronadal City— Moving towards addressing the perennial problem of job and skills mismatch, the Department and Labor and Employment (DOLE) South Cotabato Field Office, in coordination with the Koronadal City Public Employment Service Office (PESO), conducts orientation on the National Skills Registry System or SRS to all the 27 barangays in the city during the months of August and September 2011.
During the orientation, Ms. Judith Marmonejo, PESO Manager of the City emphasized to the barangay officials their role in the implementation of the program. She explained that they are the conduits in the information dissemination concerning job vacancies and in consolidating the profile of jobseekers in their localities.
To discuss the system flow of the program, Ms. Ruby Carrasco, South Cotabato Field Office SRS focal person, presented the structure of the SRS, including the procedure on how to fill up the forms.
She further informed the barangay officials that the Skills Registry System allows workers to register their skills and qualifications for easy access of the employers. This is a warehouse of information on the qualifications and skills of registrants, which are either formally acquired in school or gained through experience.
The information gathered from each barangay will be posted to www.phil-jobnet.com, a website managed by DOLE.
In addition to SRS orientation, PESO Koronadal also invited Ms. Faye Kim Torres from Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Region XII (OWWA) to give an overview of OWWA’s program and services. As of August 18, four barangays were visited by the SRS Team and it hopes to reach the remaining barangays before the end of September 2011. (dole12/cdml)