The Philippine Business for Education (PBed) recently revealed they selected Iloilo City to host YouthWorks PH, a workforce development project supported by the United States Agency for International Development.
“We chose Iloilo City as one of the sites in the country because it is the center, or hub, for urban growth in terms of economy,” explained PBed Policy and Advocacy Manager Hanibal Camua. “We have seen the potential of Iloilo City being the regional capital.”
YouthWorks PH targets out-of-school youth for employment training, with hopes of providing them with pertinent skills and knowledge.
According to Camua, PBed will partner with the Iloilo City Social Welfare and Development Office, Sangguniang Kabataan office, and Local Youth Development Office in order to identify eligible participants.
“If we give opportunities like trainings to beneficiaries, then they would definitely have bigger chances to be employed,” the PBed official added.
Trainings are expected to focus on banking and finance, agriculture, construction, tourism and hospitality management, manufacturing, and energy.
The launch is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019./WDJ