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Australian firm, Scope Global (formerly Austraining International), in association with PRIMEX, are implementing an ADB technical assistance project aimed to enhance the employability of at-risk youth and improve their integration into productive employment.
The Employment Facilitation for Inclusive Growth for the Philippines is assisting the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in piloting a youth job search assistance and employment project called MyFirstJob (MFJ) at DOLE’s public employment services offices (PESOs).
Targeting at least 1,600 youth beneficiaries, the MFJ pilot is intended to:
- improve labor market information available to youth by strengthening the capacity of four PESOs to offer timely, accurate information on job vacancies and skill needs to youth along with assistance in the job search; and
- provide youth with access to technical and life skills training demanded by employers, opportunities for work experience with learning on the job, mentoring and tools for improving the jobs search and its outcomes.
“As PRIMEX’s first project in the labor sector, we hope to be able to replicate a tested model for addressing unemployment in other developing countries in the ASEAN, such as Viet Nam, at some point in the future,” said Ms. Ablaza, PRIMEX President and CEO.