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TESDA sets groundwork for 4IR workforce

   Posted on 01.12.2020 by SEA-VET Admin, TESDA
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Manilastandard.net, The Philippines (29 November, 2020) - About 18.2 million jobs across the country will be affected by digitalization, most of which are occupied by low-skilled workers and the lack of knowledge of specific fields especially in the virtual world, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) revealed over the weekend.
 
TESDA regional director Jesus Fajardo foresees future jobs in the next 10 years to be digitally centred especially on the digital tailor, virtual store sherpa, personal memory curator, quantum machine learning analyst, augmented reality journey builder, financial wellness coach, and fitness commitment counsellor.
 
In order to meet these demands for a digitally skilled workforce, TESDA will be coming up with a strategic plan to address future crisis brought about by the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) by offering courses to meet the digitalization needs.
  
“To match the regional development opportunities, we are pushing for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for Global Competitiveness and Workforce Readiness, and TVET for Social Equity. In line with these thrusts are our strategic responses: agility, scalability, flexibility, and sustainability,” said Fajardo.
 
Plans for enterprise-based training as a dominant mode was also stated to have already been underway with TVET international standards being actively pushed and implementation of "Skills Needed Anticipation" strategy to identify skills requirements that will address the challenges posed by the 4IR.
01.12.2020
SEA-VET Admin
, TESDA

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