The project will run for four (4) months for the pilot area and six (6) months for the roll-out. The pilot study will be conducted in NCR while the roll-out phase will cover all the provinces (i.e. 64 provinces) of the Philippines. Below is the timeline of activities for the pilot area. A separate concept note will be drafted for the roll-out study which will include suggestions/recommendations from the pilot run.


The SFI Group will coordinate with the DOLE and PESOs regarding the initiative. An MOU on PTMI will be forged between SFI Group and the LGU/PESO.  SFI Group will conduct concurrent learning session for a week amongst the DOLE representatives and PESOs. The learning session will focus on the guidelines and procedures in implementing the proposed program. Below is the outline of the topics for the said learning sessions.

 Overview of PTMI

  • Objectives
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Schedules

 Account Creation

  • Basic features of the talent source portal (
  • Creation of login information
  • Opening and accessing the account

 Test Administration Protocols

  • Basic rules and regulations in taking the test
  • Administration of the test
  • Schedule of test administration
  • Test and proctor roles
  • Answering the questions
  • Raising clarifications and reactions

 Interview Protocols

  • Basic interview techniques
  • Using the interview scoring sheet
  • Processing candidate engagement
  • Schedule of interviews
  • Interviewer and interviewee roles

Career Coaching

  • Laser coaching 101
  • Interpreting the test and interview results
  • Recommending insights

 Data Management

  • Roles and responsibilities of a data manager
  • Tabulation of test and interview results
  • Submission of tabulated results


The SFI Group will coordinate with DOLE and the PESOs in choosing the participating schools, TVIs, and establishments where the PTMI will be implemented. Fair and equitable selection process will be done in order to choose the program partners.

A web-based platform for the DOLE will be set-up by SFI Group. The platform includes a testing center and a pre-employment system where participants are assessed in terms of their workplace skills (21st century skills aligned) and are given a chance to build their job hunt portfolio. Aside from the usual filling-up of information application, interview, and testing, participants will also be interviewed by a trained representative in the testing center. The creation of individual talent source accounts, administration of test, set-up of personal job hunt portfolio, administration of survey, and interview will be done simultaneously among the targeted participants.

The SFI Group will collect the data in coordination with the PESOs and subsequently conduct both quantitative and qualitative statistical analyses and interpretation. An integrative report will be prepared, highlighting the findings and recommendations of the study. Said report will undergo a third-party audit through the SEAMEO Innotech. The report can serve as a legitimate source of local LMI.



  • Partner institutions have computer facility.
  • Partner institutions have stable internet connection with a speed of 2mbps at least.
  • Partner institutions can accommodate the conduct of activity in their schedule.


        The project will require the participation of at least 720 individuals per city/municipality. The total target number of respondents will be divided among students (120), trainees (120), employed workers (120 degree/NC holder and 120 school-leavers), and unemployed jobseekers (120 degree/NC holder and 120 school-leavers). Other LGUs/PESOs are allotted with higher number of slots in consideration of population size, labor force participation rate and number large establishments/schools in the area. Below are the qualification requirements per group of respondents.


An individual can participate in the activity when he/she meets ALL of the eligibility criteria/qualifications per specified group.


Pilot Phase (National Capital Region)





STUDENT – From the list of schools (both private and public high school and college) in the city/municipality, the PESO will randomly choose six (6) schools. From each school, the PESO will select # of respondents (see table above) from graduating year/level from any course (for college level) as long as they are qualified.

TRAINEE – From the directory of TVIs, the PESO will randomly choose six (6) institutions.  From each TVIs, the PESO will select # of respondents (see table above) from any training course.

EMPLOYED – From the LGU’s registration of business permits issued for 2015, the PESO will randomly choose six (6) large companies (establishment employing 100 or more). From each company, the PESO will select # of respondents (see table above) ranging from rank and file/administrative, technical, and managerial positions.    

UNEMPLOYED – The pool of unemployed respondents will be coming from the clients of the LGU’s PESO. The sampling procedure to be used is quota sampling. On a specified start day of survey, all the jobseekers who will come in the PESO that satisfies all the eligibility criteria/qualifications stated above will be invited to participate in the survey until the target number of respondents (see table above) were achieved.




  1. Participant fills-up the National Skills Registration Program (NSRP) form and the PTMI supplementary information sheet to be provided by PESO.
  2. Participant signifies interest in the study.
  3. Participant submits himself for the 21st Century Skills Test
  4. Participant attends group coaching.
  5. Participant will be interviewed by PESO facilitator and/or SFI Group staff.


Facilitator/Talent Map Staff (Test Administrator and Interviewer/Coach)

  •  Distributes NSRP form and PTMI information sheet to the participant.
  • Schedules the participant for and administers/registers for the test through the talent source site.
  • Conducts interview, evaluates participant’s performance, and records the interview scores using the prescribed interview rubric.
  • Conducts coaching to the participant (i.e. interpretation of test results, implications of the scores, interview tips, possible employment opportunities, and elicitation of action plans for employment).
  • Assists the participant towards the exit.
  • Tabulates the test results and interview scores.