CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-10 Cagayan de Oro Field Office Provincial Director Emmanuel G. Toledo, together with representatives from Cagayan de Oro City Job Placement Bureau-Public Employment Service Office (JPB-PESO) and DOLE-10 staff, joined a four-day JobStart Program benchmarking in Cebu City.
The benchmarking aimed to adopt best practices from existing jobstart implementers that can be used as inputs to improve program implementation efficiency.
It also aimed to bring together different stakeholders to come up with better ideas, strategies, and program actions. It was also a place to find, evaluate, and strengthen areas that could use improvement, as well as gather suggestions that could be used to make the Jobstart implementation plan for 2023.
Delegates from DOLE-10 and JPB-PESO paid a courtesy visit to DOLE Region 7 Regional Director Lilia A. Estillore and Assistant Regional Director Emmanuel Y. Ferrer, along with the rest of the top management.
The activity was facilitated by DOLE-7 Cebu City Field Office, DOLE-7 Dumaguete City Field Office and attended by PESO Dumaguete with PESO Manager Maria Socorro P. Mira, partner employer oTech-Synergy through Technical Specialist Marnie Marcos, PESO Cebu City through PESO Manager Fidel T. Magno, and partner employer of Cebu Linguage, Inc. through Manager Melvie Racasa.
The goal of the JobStart Program, which has been running for five years, is to make Filipino teens more employable by giving them full-cycle services to help them find jobs.
The program prepares young Filipinos through career coaching, life and skills training, and technical training, which will expose them to the world of work and help them in their future endeavors.
DOLE-10 has consistently initiated programs and services that have significantly contributed to the youth’s knowledge, skills, and life career in collaboration with its partner agencies and stakeholders. (DOLE-10/PIA-10)