About 30 provincial offices’ and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) managers as well as and National Skills Registration Program (NSRP) program implementers attended the Department of Labor and Employment Caraga Regional Office’s (DOLE-RO) two-day trainers’ training on the National Skills Registration Program (NSRP) Phase II implementation last May 22-23 at Watergate Hotel, Butuan City.

The training was geared toward orienting the provincial counterparts on the enhanced PESO Employment Information System (PEIS) and PhilJobnet, the system’ features, modules, and functionalities, as well as on the Philippine Talent Map Initiative. Furthermore, it aimed to present the NSRP Phase 2 Implementation Plan, Labor Market Information System (LMIS) Framework, and DOLE Data Warehouse and most importantly, to discuss the issues and concerns in the implementation of the said program.

The training was geared toward orienting the provincial counterparts on the enhanced PESO Employment Information System (PEIS) and PhilJobnet, the system’ features, modules, and functionalities, as well as on the Philippine Talent Map Initiative. Furthermore, it aimed to present the NSRP Phase 2 Implementation Plan, Labor Market Information System (LMIS) Framework, and DOLE Data Warehouse and most importantly, to discuss the issues and concerns in the implementation of the said program.

Ms. Annie C. Tangpos, Technical Support Services Division officer-in-charge of the regional office, emphasized the crucial role of the participants of the training in addressing job-mismatch and employability in the region. “The knowledge and skills that you will gain from this training are tantamount to the quality services of DOLE in Caraga,” she added.

Ms. Olga Virginia A. Demata, Information Systems Analyst II and NSRP Regional Office Focal discussed to the participants the expected outputs, targets, partners of DOLE in the implementation, monitoring and updating of BLE, the institutional mechanism and the target indicators. In addition to that, Ms. Demata Focal introduced the features of the new generation DOLE Job Search Kiosk and the processes involved in registering as well as setting updated patches.

Packaged in the training is the discussion of Ms. Romelyn B. Bactol, Senior Labor and Employment Officer and NSRP Provincial Focal of Surigao del Norte, on the background of NSRP and overview of PEIS. She acquainted the participants on the key functionalities of PEIS and its fundamental procedural guides. Also, she gave updates on the latest statistics on vacancies, employers, and job seekers in the region.

Ms. Loren A. Camacho, NSRP Coordinator of Agusan del Sur, oriented the participants on the technicalities of the different modules on PhilJobnet specifically the Jobseeker Module, Employers’ Module, Admin Module, and the Reports Module. Ms. Camacho also briefed the participants on the objectives, features, processes, and the target beneficiaries of the PTMI assessment.

In the course of the training, the participants were able to share their practices and raised their concerns regarding the difficulties they have encountered in the actual conduct of the program prior to its second phase of implementation. This sharing helped the regional office to see the point of view of the implementers on the field offices to come up with certain recommendations in addressing the aforesaid issues.

On her closing remarks, Atty. Rechell Bazar-Apao, MED-ARB, emphasized the love for service to the community and commitment to work that the participants to embody as they accomplish their respective roles and meet the targets for 2018. “Let us always bear in mind that all the efforts, commitment, and hard-work that we give to our job will benefit the public and later on, our country.” Atty. Apao added.

The Department of Labor and Employment has been catering to various clients such as employers, institutions, other government agencies and others as the primary source of the nation’s LMI. The region aims to register 125 establishments for PhilJobnet and PEI;150 unemployed, 125 employed, and 25 trainees under PTMI registration for the year 2018.