Worshop to match academe with industry

Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The reactors during the panel discussion of the workshop were (from left) CCCI Industry-Academe Committee Chairman Lito Moderazo, TESDA 7 Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr, CESO III, NEDA 7 Assistant Regional Director Dionisio C. Ledres Jr. and DepEd 7 Education Program Supervisor and Division Coordinator for Senior High School Faviolito D. Alberca.

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) hosted a mini-conference entitled, “Shaping a New Workforce: 2nd Industry-Academe Consultation Workshop” at the Cebu City Marriot Hotel last April 25. 

Over a hundred participants from the industry and academe took part in the activity, which aimed to address job skills mismatch between the industry needs and the academe.

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CCCI Trustee, Academe & Industry Committee Chair, Fr. Dionisio Miranda, SVD (USC President), emphasized that, if industries won’t invest in the educational system, they won’t get the kind of labor force that they would need for their companies.
He informed the business owners that in the next couple of years, businesses will not be sourcing their entry-level jobs from college but from the K – 12 program.
In this shift, industry and academe are required to be both prepared for adjustments.  Thus, he highly encouraged a strong connection and collaboration between both sectors to avoid industry-academe skills mismatch.
The Shaping A New Workforce is an Industry-Academe Consultation Workshop that aims to aid the academe to meet the industry’s needs by making sure that students are well-prepared and equipped enough for the industry’s workforce.
Concerns like how the national educational reforms affect the workforce, and how the industry and the academe could work together to prepare the senior high school students for labor, were tackled by participants through roundtable discussions.
Results of the discussions will be processed by the CCCI Industry-Academe Committee through the Cebu Business Month Division on May 11 at the Primary Structures Educational Foundation Inc. – School of Knowledge, Industrial Labor, Leadership and Service (PSEFI-SKILLS) along General Maxilom Avenue, Cebu City.
The output is expected to be presented during the Entrepreneurship Conference this June 2017.

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Customer service excellence has always been and will always be one of the critical competitive advantages for any business.
Cebu’s largest business organization has seen this need to be addressed, disseminated to all economic drivers to continue propelling business growth.
CCCI in partnership with Creative Magnate Institute will offer a World Class Customer Service public seminar on May 17 and 18, 2017 at Golden Prince Hotel and Suites Cebu.
The public seminar will be graced by the presence of International Speaker Padma Mangharam Siap.
Padma has helped many organizations increase their productivity through fun IQ and EQ balanced programs based on specific organizational needs.
This World Class Customer Service program not only provides the skills but creates the right mindset to ensure implementation and consistency of a Customer Service Culture, so that it is ingrained. This program will also enable the participants to understand the customers, anticipate, meet and even surpass their expectations.
If you have further inquiries, you can call CCCI’s Business Development and Management Services Division at (032) 232-1421 to 24 local 109 and look for Ms. Karen Joy Autor.


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