Skills and employability in the Philippines

A group of aircraft technician trainees from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) work on a piece of an aircraft outer shell (@ILO/R. De la Cruz).

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Governments, employers' associations and trade unions around the world are striving to enhance the employability of workers, smooth the transitions of young people into productive and decent work, and increase the productivity of enterprises through better quality and relevant training and effective employment services and career counseling.

The ILO’s Skills and Employability Programme in Asia and the Pacific (SKILLS-AP) is assisting constituents - government, employers and workers organizations, to address the many and varied challenges faced by countries in the region through research, policy guidance and technical assistance.

In the Philippines, recent focus has been on Lessons from the implementation of training and retraining programmes in response to the Great Recession (2014); Labour Migration, Skills, and Student Mobility in Asia (2014); Strengthening local employment services to promote youth employment: A case study (2013). These and other reports, are available on the Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform and the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Network on Skills and Employability.
Disaster response, peace-building, decent work and livelihood promotion and development projects in the Philippines often have a skills training component. These projects include:

For further information please contact:

ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower
RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue
1200 Makati City, Philippines
Tel: +632 8580 9900 or 580 9915