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Advocacy group Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) together with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on Thursday entered into agreements with three industry groups to establish sectoral councils in support of workforce development in the Philippines.
In an online ceremony, PBEd and DFAT launched the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) with the Analytics Association of the Philippines; the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc.; and with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Human Resources Development Foundation.
A Future that Works is a two-year initiative funded by DFAT and implemented by PBEd. This initiative is part of PBEd’s broader workforce development agenda, with the goal of making education and training more responsive to the needs of the Philippine economy. The project also forms part of Australia’s support to the Philippines’s COVID-19 economic response.