STA. CRUZ, MANILA – More than 100 career advocates attended the 6th Regional Career Advocacy Congress (RCAC) last July 8-10, 2019 held at Swiss-Belhotel Blulane Hotel.

The RCAC 2019 introduce the future of work and its implications to career guidance and the world of work and serve as a platform to engage the participants in exploring recommendations and dialogue focused on the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0. It provides capacity building and update to career guidance advocacy providers with labor market trends for their use in effective and efficient delivery of career guidance to students and job seekers and update them with new concepts and strategies for career counseling in the 21st century, in order to assist people in different life circumstances and cultural contexts to find suitable learning and job opportunities which will lead them to a more self-determined and fulfilling lives.

Several panel discussions and open forum circling on the future of work, developing the future workforce and role of guidance counselors were discussed by speakers from the World Bank, Bureau of Local Employment, Unified Access to Financial for Tertiary Education (Unifast) CHED, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The Career Guidance Advocacy Program (CGAP) Working Group and Career Advocates of MIMAROPA, Inc. (CAMI) have passed two resolutions to raise awareness on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe) or Industrty 4.0 considering the dynamic changes in the labor market and trends of future jobs, and to uphold and strengthen the CGAP Plan 2018-2022 in MIMAROPA.

The 6th RCAC was spearheaded by DOLE MIMAROPA in coordination with the CAMI, TESDA, DOST, CHED, PRC and DTI.

End/Chrie Lou A. Calinao