The results of the study will provide evidence of the gaps on foundational career readiness skills. The data can be used as basis in fine-tuning school and training curricula to be more responsive with the needs of the industry. Teachers will be encouraged to guide students to engage in a more targeted learning approach through practical application of the concepts and theories discussed in the classroom. Likewise, guidance counselors and career advocates will have a framework in developing a robust career guidance program to improve career readiness skills of students.
For the participants, the initiative will provide relevant information in developing their targeted career pathways. They will have the career assessment results on their strengths and weaknesses which they can improve to possess the skills required by local and global industries.
The linkage among key players in education (policy makers, school administrators, teachers, counselors, students, and parents), in government, and in industry (employers, human resource developers, and trainers) will be strengthened in responding to current trends, issues and challenges that create or widen academe-industry gap, which in turn affect employability, work and career readiness, and workforce development of Filipinos.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs)will have an empirical basis of labor market information to examine the results of the talent mapping as a valuable tool in assessing and evaluating the core foundational skills necessary for both technical-vocational and college courses that are designed to prepare students to become members of the country’s workforce.