The Career Development Convergence Framework consists of three dimensions, namely (1) assessment and evaluation standards, (2) curriculum and instruction standards, and (3) policy standards. The assessment and evaluation standards focus on the measurement of 21st century/life skills among the different categories of the workforce (e.g., students, trainees, employed and unemployed). It sets the protocols on how to measure and evaluate the 21st century skills among the learners and workers, how to integrate it in the career progression of the Filipino workforce across industries and how to contextualize the 21st century/life skills depending on the developmental level of the learners. In addition, the assessment and evaluation standards aim to be a blueprint for measuring the impact of the curriculum and instruction standards for enhancing and developing the identified 21st century/life skills through the evaluation of the implemented and achieved curriculum.
The curriculum and instruction standards highlight the development of national guidelines for the integration and/or contextualization of the 21st century/life skills in the intended curriculum. The policy standards underscore the value of developing a set of policies for ensuring the sustainability and scalability of the 21st century/life skills intervention. All three aspects of the convergence framework informs and aligns with each other.
The key players for this convergence framework are (1) Department of Education, (2) Department of Science and Technology, (3) Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), (4) Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and (5) Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). This program is spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).