Accenture has teamed with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to launch a free online learning program for job seekers in the Philippines.
Dubbed as Skills to Succeed Academy, this is Accenture’s continuing commitment to build the future talent in the Philippines through digital upskilling.
It offers free online learning courses on soft skills and confidence-building to help young Filipinos gain the skills needed to get a job.
The rollout of Skills to Succeed Academy in the Philippines is the result of a collaboration between Accenture, TESDA, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED), and Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development (Bayan Academy). The launch comes at a time when the National Economic and Development Authority has highlighted the need for workers to improve their employability skills. For the estimated 1.2 million applicants from the graduate pool this year, improving their foundational skills to get work and be workforce-ready will be critical as they face stiff competition in the local job market.
The program is specifically aimed at people looking for jobs with age bracket 16 to 24. Skills to Succeed Academy uses technology to reach more people and make the training more interactive for participants. The training program consists of three courses and 36 interactive learning modules, which cover basic steps in making informed career decisions and securing and maintaining a job. Jobseekers will have the option to take the modules either via self-study or within facilitator-led study groups through a blended curriculum of online and offline materials.
Skills to Succeed Academy Courses:
- “You and Your Career” – The six modules in this course help participants choose a career based on their interests, skills, motivation and style.
- “Getting a Job” – The 20 “Getting a Job” modules help participants develop the main skills required to secure a job, such as how to create and tailor their resumes, make a good first impression, and prepare for and succeeding in interviews.
- “Success in Work” – The 10 modules in this course help the jobseeker sustain a job and develop a career, covering aspects such as keeping motivated in work, setting goals, how to behave in work and how to manage your career.
Under the collaboration agreement, TESDA will focus on identifying Academy participants through its e-TESDA and In-Center Trainings, while the NGOs and Accenture will support the implementation of the online learning courses. The Academy (www.s2sacademy.ph) aims to reach and engage thousands of young jobseekers through different learning technologies, gaming techniques, role-based simulations, videos, quizzes, and other interactive exercises.