June 25, 2024

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Government must provide youth access to training, education

THE chair of the House of Representatives’ labor and employment committee urged the government to provide accessible avenues for the youth to equip themselves with extra skills amid an increasingly competitive labor market. 

“As we commemorate Rizal Day, I hope we will be reminded of the power of education, and how it can help our youth tackle the challenges of the future,” Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles said. 

“On the part of the government, I hope that we provide more accessible avenues for our youth so they can avail of extra training and constantly improve themselves so their chances of being hired for jobs can also increase,” he added. 

The Rizal lawmaker highlighted how critical the national hero’s education was in his empowerment, and how the government can step in to create “new Rizals for the new generation.” 

“If we want more of our youth to be like Rizal, we must provide the opportunities for them to be able to harness their skills and discover new ones,” Nograles said. 

Amid the challenges presented by the climate crisis and artificial intelligence on employment trends, the Harvard-trained lawyer emphasized the need to make the youth “future-ready.” 

“Kailangang handa ang kabataan hindi lang sa mga hamon ng kasalukuyan, kundi pati sa hinaharap. Kaya mahalaga na tulungan sila ng pamahalaan na maging ‘future-proof’ ang mga kaalaman at kahusayan nila,” he said. 

“Umaasa tayo na magkaroon ng mga partnership sa pagitan ng pamahalaan at mga institusyon at pribadong sektor para mabigyan ng kinakailangang training at kalinangan ang kabataan,” Nograles added.