The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) kicked off its two-day regional career advocacy congress
Monday which was aimed to correct the mismatch in skills and labor market demand.
Managers of Public Employment Services Offices (PESOs) and guidance counselors from Western Visayas will attend the activity which was an offshoot to the national congress held in Manila several months ago.
"The congress aimed to update guidance counselors and PESO officers of the relevant labor market information trends that they can use in the conduct of their career guidance
activities,"DOLE regional director Ponciano M. Ligutom said.
â€œThe mismatch in our employment scenario is an indication that many students are taking up courses which are not within their aptitude or are not really the demand of the industries,â€ he explained.
â€œAs early as elementary or high school children must be already exposed to labor market. We need to inform the teachers and the source of the information,â€ he stressed.