FutureYou.ph helps students choose the right career

FutureYou.ph helps students choose the right career

An online career exploration portal called as FutureYou.ph that aims to address the lack of information on the right job opportunities for Filipino students and graduates was launched by Philippine Business for Education (PBEd). The Philippines currently has the highest unemployment rate in Southeast Asia. The country has an average of 2.8 million people who have been unemployed for the past 2 years.  Majority of those are in the 15-24 age group followed by those aged 24-30, composing 48% and 30% of the unemployed in the country, respectively.  Of the total unemployed, 44% have either graduated or reached high school, and 34% have reached or graduated from college. PBEd projects that jobs mismatch is one of the causes of high unemployment in the Philippines.  Many students do not know what jobs are in demand –there are industries that have too many applicants but do not have sufficient career offers, while there are others that do offer careers, but do not have enough applicants. There is an oversupply of talent–there are industries that offer jobs but have no applicants, and vice versa.  This is partly caused by students not having enough information on where the job opportunites lie. Portal “FutureYou.ph provides complete and up-to-date labor market and higher education information,” said Love Basillote, Executive Director of PBEd. “It will collect and organize information such as degree programs, and licensure exams performances of schools, and jobs that are currently in demand.” There are three essential steps for users of the portal:  browse jobs, pick a course, and find the appropriate school for that course. Through this portal, students will get information...
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    (From left) Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) President Dr. Chito Salazar and United States Agency for International Development/Philippines (USAID/Philippines) Chief of the Office of Education Robert Burch (From left) Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) President Dr. Chito Salazar, PBEd Executive Director Love Basillote, United States Agency for International Development/Philippines (USAID/Philippines) Chief of the Office of Education Robert Burch, and USAID/Philippines Project Management Specialist Mirshariff Tillah. United States Agency for International Development/Philippines (USAID/Philippines) Chief of the Office of Education Robert Burch. Students register at FutureYou.ph, an online career exploration portal designed to help students select their desired course and school. Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) Program Manager for Post-Secondary Education Tomas Oracion explains how FutureYou.ph works. (From left) FutureYou.ph’s speakers for its very first Life Lessons program included Founder and CEO of OrangeApps Gian Javelona; Department of Education-Muntinlupa Educational Supervisor Rowena Raton-Hibanada; Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) Executive Director Love Basillote; Makati Development Corporation Leadership 2011 awardee and civil engineer Jessica Mandi; and Lafarge Cement Services Philippines Assistant Manager for Power-Commercial Ruth Ramayla.  ...