STI in the News
|STI joins DOLE's Green Jobs Program
July 26, 2011
In its continuous quest to provide the Filipino workforce with more job opportunities and a healthy "greener" work environment, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launches the First Philippine Green Jobs Conference last July 21 at the DOLE Executive Bldg. San Jose St., Intramuros, Manila.
Joining DOLE in this endeavor is STI, one of the largest network of schools in the country, which created www.philgreenjobs.dole.gov.ph, a website that enables interested participants to register online, ensuring a paperless transaction that helps save the environment.
Aimed at spreading awareness in the future developments of the work environment as a result of climate change, the First Philippine Green Jobs Conference themed "Promoting Green Jobs and Decent Work towards Inclusive Growth," is a project that gears the Filipino workforce to be ready for future changes that would demand for new jobs, skills, and competencies.
To ensure that the Filipino workforce is equipped for these changes, Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz says, "The Green Jobs Conference serves as a platform for employers and workers to learn from other national and international initiatives the best practices that mitigate or adapt to climate change."
With more than 300 participants, the project will also pave way for other sectors and industries to create decent jobs and investments that ensure the sound management of our natural resources.
"We are happy that as an educational institution we were able to share our expertise in a project that would help the Filipino workforce adapt to the constant changes in our society today. Our support in this program also stays true to STI's commitment to continuously encourage and provide avenues for the youth to have an active role in their communities, especially in protecting the environment," shares Elbert de Guzman, STI Vice President for Communications.
Co-convening the Green Jobs Conference are the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the National Youth Commission (NYC), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).