WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND STAG-LG - LGSP-LED

Report
RESULTS &
ROUNDTABLE
Boats at White Beach, Boracay Island
Stephanie Wells MSc.
FIELD WORK
‣ Visited two primary locations:
‣ Bohol- BMT
‣ Northern Panay
‣ Aklan Tourism Circuit
‣ Boracay Island
‣ Additionally presented at University of St. Augustin
Hibiscus flower, Boracay
BOHOL EXPERIENCE
Jeepneys, Taglibaran City
‣ Met with local LGU, DILG, BEPO, Private Sector
‣ Visited new TechVoc training school
Sunset in Paydayon
BOHOL EXPERIENCE
Jeepneys, Taglibaran City
‣ BSRS online and continuing to activate
‣ LGU committed and ready to receive funds
‣ Active private sector with local LGU, partnership already in the
works
‣ Transportation seems to be an issue for potential workers
‣ Padayon is priority as it has the highest poverty incidence
‣ Private sector concerns around length of courses with TESDA
when need is immediate
Sunset in Paydayon
BOHOL RECOMMENDATIONS
‣ Determine which companies have a shuttle and look to
develop partnership for this project.
‣ Continue work on BSRS, activate job vacancies asap
‣ Continue to work with BAHRR
‣ Find ways to provide scholarships for the new TechVoc
school (or other TechVoc Schools)
‣ Still work with TESDA as the goal is sustainable, qualified
candidates
Sunset in Paydayon
ILOILO CITY
University of St. Augistin, Iloilo City
‣ Met with local LGSP-LED team
‣ Presented Academe- Industry connections at
University St. Augustin
Buto’t Balat, Iloilo City
AKLAN TOURISM CIRCUIT
Mangrove Forest Eco-Trail, Kalibo Aklan
‣ Require stops along the way if driving to enhance
guest experience for:
‣ Photos
‣ Food
‣ Could not find Pina Village
‣ Both Mangrove Forest trails should be part of map
Tricycles, Kalibo Aklan
AKLAN TOURISM CIRCUIT
Mangrove Forest Eco-Trail, Kalibo Aklan
‣ Require stops along the way if driving to enhance
guest experience for:
‣ Photos
‣ Food
‣ Could not find Pina Village
‣ Both Mangrove Forest trails should be part of map
Tricycles, Kalibo Aklan
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
AKLAN/ANTIQUE
‣ The goal for tourists is Boracay
‣ Aklan and Antique can benefit by:
‣ Being an excursion product for guests of Boracay
‣ Being their own product for Cultural travellers (higher end)
‣ Build relationships with Iloilo City transportation companies to add one/two of the products into
their itinerary
‣ Absolutely need a coordinated website of information
‣ Brochures to be placed into hotel lobby’s/ visitor centres
Canada Tourism Travelers
NORTHERN PANAY WORKSHOP
Sur Beach Resort, Boracay
‣ Focused on STAG-LG and how to operationalize
the project for effective use of funds, accountability
and ultimately employment for participants
Overlooking Main St., Boracay
company name
CHALLENGES IN REGION
‣ Job mismatch
‣ Locals do not have skills, knowledge for current available postings
‣ Regionalistic view on workers
‣ Not enough job opportunities
‣ Lack of confidence in local workers work ethic
STAG PROJECT GOALS FOR
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Fresh clams at D’Tilipapa Market
‣ Capacitate LGU’s to develop and manage workforce development
programs/projects/activities
‣ Forging partnerships with private sector and utilizing PESO for qualified
candidates and ‘job bridging’ activities
BENEFICIARIE
S
‣ Q: Who is a qualified community member?
‣ A: Unemployed:
‣ High school grad
‣ College/uni grad
‣ poor/underprivileged
‣ Registered with local PESO and completed
NSRS/BSRS form
Sand Design, White Beach Boracay
Model #1
PRIVATE SECTOR
REGIONAL TESDA
National
LGSP-LED
REGIONAL DILG
National
LGU
PESO
DOLE
QUALIFIED APPLICATION
Ramboys Restaurant, Kalibo Aklan
‣ LGU
‣ Action plan- six months beginning January - June 2015
‣ Application submission to Regional DILG by deadline- December 1, 2014
‣ PESO
‣ Data with appropriate beneficiary profiles NSRS and TESDA QM’s
‣ Job Bridging activities/sessions
‣ Private Sector Partnership
‣ Action plan group of a minimum of five with signed memorandum of
commitment
Boat Captain, Caticlan- Boracay Island
‣ Qualified LGU
PESO
‣ Application package submitted by deadline
‣ Approval by Regional DILG
STAG-LG
Success
LGU as Driver
‣ Responsibilities
‣ Invites private sector to be members of
Action Group
‣ Arranges Action Group Meetings
‣ Coordinates agenda with PESO
‣ If no TESDA training available, secures
appropriate training service provider
Regional TESDA
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Receives action plan of
courses/timing/TVI’s
Arranges appropriately for efficient delivery
and timing
Works with PESO on implementation
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Private Sector
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Signs memorandum of commitment
Ambassador of project to the community
Identifies beneficiaries
Completes NSRS
Arranges job-bridging activities
Works with regional TESDA for
implementation of courses
Regional DILG
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Approves application package
Funnels information to national DILG
Assists LGU ???
MODEL #1PROS
‣ Simplified model
‣ Clarified links between LGU’s and
other agencies
‣ Strengthened
partnerships/convergence with
concerned agencies
‣ Identification of real and immediate
needs
‣ LGU’s have authority to implement
the project
‣ Mobilization of capacity
MODEL #1CONS
‣ Lack of permanency of positions
‣ LCE’s resistance to project
‣ Highly politicized environment
‣ Readiness of LGU
‣ Time constraints- can we get all
done for December?
‣ Identification of training needs
‣ Private Sector Action Group
LGU
TESDA
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SERVICE PROVIDERS
PESO
LGSP-LED
REGIONAL DILG
PRIVATE
SECTOR
Model #2
MODEL #2- PROS
‣ Trainees are secured of
employment
‣ Job mismatch is avoided
‣ Strengthened collaboration
‣ Less politicking
‣ Longer term benefits
‣ Empowerment of all stakeholders
‣ PPP enhanced
‣ Skills of workers are enhances
specifically to meet labour demand
and employment
‣ Strategic planning for the growth
and development of the private
sector
MODEL #2CONS
‣ Transparency & accountability
‣ Issues with COA
‣ Possible monopoly of select private
sector
‣ Private sector has no authority to
influence
‣ Private sector tendency to
overshadow LGU’s roles and
function
‣ Support from LGU is a challenge
‣ Uncooperative private sector/CBO’s
‣ Disorganized CBO’s
GENERAL COMMENTS
‣ There is a willingness to work together, roles and responsibilities do need to be identified
‣ Private sector feels that 50 participants is small and would be able to absorb as employees-
provided they have a say in pre-screening as well.
‣ The concerns around length of time for TESDA training in Bohol did not seem to be an issue in
Northern Panay
‣ Neither model seemed to be the exact way to go
‣ Selecting appropriate private sector participants will be key
‣ Private sector ready to initiate associations (SEC credited) in order to access funds and provide
accountability
‣ Private sector was also willing to be involved in the job-bridging activities
USE BOTH MODELS!
‣ Builds capacity
‣ Creates partnerships
‣ Meets labour demand
‣ Buy in from all involved
RECOMMENDATIONS- MODEL #1
Operationalizing the STAG-LG
‣ Most LGU’s in the areas visited are ready, they
have the requirements and only need to activate a
private sector action group.
‣ Action plan template is in place and requirement
set. This is ready to go
Beach Chairs, Sur Resort Boracay
RECOMMENDATIONS- MODEL #2
Operationalizing the STAG-LG
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Private sector required to set up an association (SEC approved)
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Members of this association become members of the action plan
group.
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Involved in pre-screening with PESO
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Closer relationship with LGU and other parties
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Provides for long term relationship
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Roles and responsibilities to be identified to mitigate some of the
concerns in the Cons slide
Beach Chairs, Sur Resort Boracay
DISCUSSION
‣ Where to go from here to
unlock the benefits of the
STAG-LG funds?
White Beach, Boracay
Salamat!
Thank You!
LinkedIn: Stephanie Wells
Sunset White Beach, Boracay

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