Diamond Hotel, Manila
24 May 2012

In support to resolve the issue of job-skills mismatch, President Benigno S. Aquino III served as the guest of honor during the first National Career Advocacy Congress (NCAC) organized by the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cabinet Cluster.

NCAC was established by the collaborative efforts of the Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to address job-skills mismatch in the Philippine labor market.

President Aquino said that the career advocacy congress will serve as a platform of programs and plans that will promote better future for the Filipino youth. He reported that last year, his government created 1.1 million jobs that were made available to more than a million graduates of SY 2011. The President also said that four companies will invest 2 trillion pesos in the next five years to produce more jobs for the country.

NCAC is a venue for different government agencies, school guidance counsellors, youth representatives, academic leaders, business owners and career advocates to discuss and create career guidance-related programs that will contribute to the welfare of the Filipino jobseekers.

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