Skills registry system to be evaluated - BLE 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


THE Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) said on Monday there are already more than 100,000 registrants in the skills registry system (SRS) located in 2,390 barangays from 42 cities and municipalities in 16 regions, including Western Visayas.

The SRS is an electronic system that captures and updates in a readily-available data all workers’ skills and qualifications, as well as the roster of establishments and vacancies in every province, city, town and barangay.

Implemented in stages, SRS is envisioned to be a repository of ‘live’ register of skills accessible to reflect the relevant labor market information needed in every area or region, said BLE director Maria Criselda Sy.

The skills registry culled from the system’s 1st and 2nd wave of implementation will be consolidated and evaluated in time for the 11th National Peso (Public Employment Services Office) Congress set October 5-7, 2011 in Davao City. “SRS registrants will be uploaded in Phil-Jobnet, the DOLE’s online job and skills matching system, which is being enhanced and will also be launched during the congress.”

The Department of Labor and Employment, through the BLE, is pushing for the establishment of a nationwide SRS in all cities and municipalities to sustain productivity of local employers and increase the employability of workers and jobseekers looking for opportunities “without going beyond their places of residence.”
            
As per the SRS, barangay officials assist the Peso in the registration of workers; validation of gathered skills information; and categorizing whether each resident is employed, looking for work, has moved out or not interested. After validation, the PESOs are required to submit a comprehensive monthly report on the local skills registry.
            
“We need our local government partners to help our Peso network in the implementation of the SRS because this is beneficial to them,” she stressed, adding that “by bringing our employment services to the barangays, employers will have a wider base of workers who may have the skills and qualifications they need.”

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 04, 2011.

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