Assistant Secretary Dominique Rubia-Tutay expressed the Department’s  appreciation of  the continuous dedication and collaboration of the CGAP-WG (i.e., DepEd, DOST, CHED, CHED-UniFAST, TESDA, PRC, and the FCGANP Inc.) towards the development of the CGAPlan 2022-2027 during the 47th CGAP-WG Hybrid Meeting held on 21 April 2022 at the  Century Park Hotel Manila and via Zoom Video Conferencing. She acknowledged the participation of resource persons from the Career Development Association of the Philippines (CDAP), and the Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER) and International Labour Organization (ILO). The said organizations  help not just in our career guidance advocacy but also in key initiatives of the Department.

“Through collaboration, we get to achieve more and realize our objectives faster. We know that the road ahead might be difficult but thinking of the impact career guidance has in terms of charting the paths of our youth gives us enough motivation to press and carry on the banner of pursuing our career guidance and career development agenda.” – Asec. Rubia-Tutay

Ms. Grace A. Baldoza, Chief Labor and Employment Officer of the Labor Market Information, Research, and Career Guidance Advocacy Division of the Bureau of Local Employment, shared insights about the Philippine Labor Market and crafting of the upcoming CGAP Advocacy Plan, which shall serve as a solid blueprint for career guidance advocacy that will ensure continuous learning, adapting, and thriving of our stakeholders in the post-pandemic future under a new administration.National Career Development Support

“Challenges and opportunities in the development of a National Career Development Support System must be assessed through various aspects including coordination, funding, quality, access, and technology.” – Ms. Baldoza

The WG was joined by Mr. Joey Alejo of the CDAP and Dr. Raimo Vourinen of the FIER and ILO expert on career development support. Mr. Alejo talked about Understanding the Philippine Context and Roadmap to National Career Development Support System and Dr. Vourinen presented the International Context and Approaches in developing National Career Development Support Systems.

“A career development system helps build a supportive culture and helps employees improve their skills and achieve their desires and creativity related to their careers. – Mr. Alejo

“The logic model illustrates the relationship between program input, activities, outputs, and impacts. Sustaining quality of provision of career development services within a culture of continuing improvement increases service and system effectiveness, financial accountability, and transparency.” – Dr. Vourinen