Geared towards delivering a pro-active, coherent, technology-based, accessible, and comprehensive labor and management education services, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through its Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR), will introduce its Enhanced Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES) in a formal nationwide launching on 30 January 2014 at the Ichikawa Hall of the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City simultaneous with the launching to be conducted by sixteen DOLE Regional Offices in their respective areas.

“This new approach shall make use of integrated modules and other instruction and informational materials such as audio-visual learning aids showcasing DOLE’s programs and services to reach out to a broader audience,” Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said.

Short video clips running from 30 seconds to 1 minute and 30 seconds were developed by the BLR as an innovative educational and promotional tool to increase the public’s awareness on a variety of DOLE’s programs and services.

To date, there are 17 promotional videos already developed showcasing DOLE frontline programs and services, namely job search; Workers’’ Organization Development Program (WODP); Labor Standards; Labor Law Compliance System (LLCS); DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP); entrepreneurship; Child Labor Free Philippines; Employees’ Compensation Program; Single-Entry Approach (SEnA); Labor Management Cooperation (LMC); Productivity Improvement; Productivity Olympics; Occupational Safety and Health (OSH); overseas employment; practice of profession; and skills training.

“These videos shall be posted in the websites of DOLE agencies and in strategic public, educational, and commercial locations such as universities, airports, electronic billboards, and cinemas for broadcast,” Baldoz explained.

“This approach to labor and management education is actually two-pronged,” the labor chief added, explaining that while the enhance LEES intends to reach out to jobseekers and employees, the advocacy is also meant to further improve Philippines’ competitiveness in terms of labor market efficiency, making easier for investors to get acquainted with the country’s labor standards and practices.

“We are optimistic that through the enhanced LEES, we will be able to develop an educated and well-informed workforce. We also hope that this advocacy helps employers understand and comply with the country’s labor standards,” Baldoz said.

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