Friday, June 29, 2012

Skills Registry System Benefits Cagayan de Oro



By Apipa P. Bagumbaran
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, June 22 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Misamis Oriental West will make the municipal government of Opol and the city government of Cagayan de Oro the next repository of manpower skills database, known as the Skills Registry System (SRS). 

This was announced by Rodrigo A. Deloso, OIC of DOLE MisOr West during the awarding ceremony of the 2012 Outstanding Skilled Workers of Opol last month.

The registry system is designed to facilitate quick search for human resources and work expertise for local and overseas employment. It serves as warehouse for job seekers and possible employers requiring competence, right skills and the right person for a job.

The registry system also complements Philjobnet, an online data center, by supplying skills information for wider and universal use through the internet.

In Region 10, the SRS mainstreamed the town of Lugait, still in Misamis Oriental, because of its readiness to handle the system with industries set in the town and the size of available skilled workers. The local government unit of Lugait pioneered in the implementation, with Initao and Laguindingan following after.

“I am pleased to note that we are now at par with other countries which adapt a similar system like the SRS," said Deloso

Talks between the DOLE and LGUs are now being carried out to come up with an understanding on how the SRS should be used. A memorandum will be inked stipulating the agreements to achieve the objectives of SRS.

Under this, the DOLE will to provide a computer unit installed with the system, photocopier, printer with scanner, external memory, and USB to support recovery of files in case the system is down, and a P100 internet card, while LGUs are encouraged to employ an IT expert to maintain the system.

A focal person will also be assigned by barangays to ensure the regular submission of report and updates on manpower and skills of their respective areas.

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