The Institute for Labor Studies, through its Acting Deputy Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, attended the 4th National Career Advocacy Congress (NCAC), hosted by the Department of Labor and Employment DOLE) Region V Bicol, held at The Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol on May 24-25, 2018.

With the theme “Preparing for a Digital Ready Workforce,” the 4th NCAC examined the trends and labor market implications of the digital revolution characterized by the use of technologies for communication and economic purposes, jobs are beginning to evolve, and new job categories are starting to emerge, posing the risk of job displacement and mismatch.

The two-day event highlighted the Fourth Industrial Revolution, specifically on its risks and opportunities, shifts in occupational patterns on different employment levels, transformations in skills requirements, and implications to education/training sector.

Resource speakers included the following: Mr. Christopher Watson, Senior Advisor for East and the Asia Pacific of US Department of Labor and Employment; Dr. Lee Sang Hyon, Director of Korea Employment Information System; Mr. Justin Wood, Head of Asia Pacific & Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum; Dr. Pablo A. Acosta, Senior Economist, World Bank

The NCAC is organized by the DOLE-Bureau of Labor and Employment (BLE) in cooperation with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) Working Group member-agencies (iCommission on Higher Education, Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology, and Professional Regulation Commission). The congress is held biennially and serves as an avenue to exchange ideas and good practices when it comes to career guidance.

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