All 33 barangays of Rosario, La Union are now ready for the implementation of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Skills Registry System.
Mayor Bellarmin Flores III has ordered the funding of a two-day orientation-workshop for the project, which was held recently at the Venus Park View Hotel, Baguio City. Upon the local exec’s directive through the Municipal Public Employment Services Office, all barangay captains and secretaries attended the event.
The participants were equipped with knowledge on the SRS, which aims to establish a national registry of skills that would facilitate manpower search for employers through the maintenance of a “live” data bank of skills at the phil-job.net, the government’s official job portal.
They were also taught how to establish and maintain a listing of existing and future business establishments in their barangays so that information on job openings will be made available to job seekers. An action planning workshop ensued to help the participants plan and strategize the implementation of the project in their respective barangays.
DOLE 1 Regional Director Grace Ursua says she salutes Mayor Flores and the whole town of Rosario for strongly supporting the SRS. ”To be able to get the project down to the grassroots, the DOLE needs the political will of local officials,” she says.
Serving as resource persons for the orientation were Mr. Fiorello Surell, Head of the DOLE-La Union Field Office, Ms. Bernadette May Mamitag, Senior Labor and Employment Officer, and Mr. Jomer Sicat. Rosario’s PESO Manager Amparo Mabalot and the staff of the Office of the Barangay Affairs provided administrative and technical support to ensure the success of the event.
A signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the DOLE Regional Director and the Mayor of Rosario will signal the full implementation of the SRS in the town.
The implementation of the SRS is now on its 3rd wave, where 14 more municipalities, including Rosario, are targeted. First wave areas are: 1) City of San Fernando, La Union and 2) Rosales, Pangasinan; while the cities of San Carlos, Alaminos and Vigan and the municipalities of Sison, Sta. Barbara and Sudipen were covered during the project’s 2nd wave of implementation. – ASValdez