#InDemandPH: Empowering Futures, Transforming Industries

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June 27, 2024
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#InDemandPH: Empowering Futures, Transforming Industries

In the dynamic landscape of the Philippine workforce, readiness for the future is not just a goal; it's a necessity. #InDemandPH, a groundbreaking initiative spearheaded by Bayan Academy with the generous support of J.P. Morgan, stands as a beacon of change, transforming lives and industries across the nation. 

#InDemandPH has left an indelible mark, equipping over 13,000 individuals with essential skills across three priority sectors. These sectors, including IT-BPM, construction, manufacturing, and transportation and logistics represent the cornerstone of the Philippine economy's growth trajectory. 

The heart of #InDemandPH lies in its ability to understand the workforce's challenges and provide tailored solutions, ensuring participants become not just skilled but highly sought-after in their respective fields. This transformative journey extends beyond mere training; it's about preparing individuals for the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where emerging jobs redefine traditional roles. 

Carlo Godoy, a 30-year-old IT Specialist at the Philippine Navy, found his calling through #InDemandPH. His transition from military service to cybersecurity professional underscores the program's impact. 

“The training was transformative. It equipped me with practical skills, making me industry-ready,” said Carlo. 

Carlo, alongside his team, spearheaded an innovative research titled “Cybersecurity Scientometric Analysis: Mapping of Scientific Articles using Scopus API for Data Mining and Webscraping.” They entered their project in an international competition such as the 2022 5th International Conference on Data Science and Information Technology (DSIT), and its related event, the International Conference on Data Mining and Big Data Analytics (DMBDA). 

Their findings shed light on the complex world of cybersecurity research, providing valuable insights for the Philippines' security posture. “The mentors and professors of Bayan Academy, through their expertise and encouragement, played a pivotal role in this achievement,” Carlo added. 

Nicole Jehru R. Diego, a 32-year-old software developer, echoed similar sentiments after joining the Data Analytics Course. “It expanded my knowledge and gave me insights on data analysis," Nicole expressed. His ambition to raise awareness on cybersecurity issues reflects the program's broader impact on societal challenges.

On the other hand, Jordan Lerit, a 32-year-old Senior IT Specialist, credits #InDemandPH for enhancing his analytical skills and opening new career opportunities. "It increased my value to my company by contributing to its strategic goals," Jordan emphasized. 

Beyond individual success stories, #InDemandPH has reshaped industries and strengthened partnerships. With an impressive 11,000 participants earning credentials, certifications, or licensure, employability has soared. The average monthly wage for those placed or promoted is US$303 (approximately P16,665), uplifting lives and communities nationwide. Over 10,000 beneficiaries are now gainfully employed, contributing to economic growth. 

The journey of #InDemandPH began with a vision to revolutionize Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). As the leading agency for technical vocational education and training in the Philippines, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) plays a pivotal role in the #InDemandPH initiative. TESDA's commitment to TVET form the cornerstone of this collaborative effort, the program aligns with industry needs and market demands, laying the groundwork for a skilled workforce poised for the future. 

"The #InDemandPH program stands as a testament to the transformative power of collaboration and commitment. With the unwavering support of J.P. Morgan, Bayan Academy, and our industry partners, we've witnessed firsthand the profound impact this initiative has had on the lives of Filipino learners. From empowering individuals with essential skills to fostering economic growth and industry resilience, #InDemandPH has truly changed the trajectory of countless lives and communities. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to be part of this journey towards a brighter, more inclusive future," said Rosanna A. Urdaneta, Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning, TESDA. 

The collaboration between Bayan Academy and TESDA, bolstered by J.P. Morgan's backing, has paved the way for regional industry associations to develop localized curricula. This grassroots approach ensures competence and quality across regions, driving economic growth and employment opportunities. 

#InDemandPH isn't just a program; it's a catalyst for change. As industries evolve and challenges emerge, #InDemandPH remains steadfast, empowering individuals and industries to thrive in an ever-changing landscape. 

With #InDemandPH, the impact extends far beyond skills training. It's about creating pathways to prosperity, uplifting communities, and driving economic development. As the program continues to evolve, its legacy of transformation resonates across industries, shaping the future of the Philippine workforce. 

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