The Labor Governance Learning Center (LGLC), the Department of Labor and Employment’s e-Learning facility, has been capacitated through the use of various technologies for learning here and abroad and is now more accessible.
Assistant Secretary Katherine Brimon said this yesterday as the Center, a brainchild of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, and initiated and supervised by the DOLE’s Human Resource Development Service, now boasts of 13 available online course modules, plus three online course development projects.
“The availability of these courses online will make learning and development interventions by the DOLE at par with global practices,” said Secretary Baldoz upon learning from Asst. Secretary Brimon about the LGLC’s status.
Brimon, in her report, said the 13 available online course modules are distributed under the DOLE’s four cluster programs of the department, as follows:(1) Promoting Employability of Workers and Competitiveness of Enterprises; (2) Sustaining Cooperation between Labor and Employers; (3) Enhancing Social Protection of Vulnerable Workers, and (4) Sustaining Outcomes.
Each of this cluster program has different online courses on labor and employment, productivity, good housekeeping, financial literacy, legitimate contracting or subcontracting, general labor standards, labor management cooperation program, labor laws, employees’ compensation program, code of conduct, and anti-graft and corrupt practices laws.
Brimon said the DOLE’s bureaus, services, and attached agencies, whose selected staff were trained on the development of the DOLE’s e-Learning Program as a by-product of the Labor and Employment Education Program (LEEP), conceptualized the online courses.
“They put together all these courses in a system of learning that offer more efficient learning and training options for DOLE employees and clients,” she said.
Also available now are three online course development projects: (1) Pre-deployment Training and Immersion Program for POLO Personnel, an online avenue for POLOs for capacity-building committee that utilizes e-learning for pre-deployment training and which emphasises face-to-face and immersion activities; (2) UN Women Gender and Development Project, an online and face-to-face training in handling OFW cases in relation to gender-sensitivity among POLO personnel at their assigned posts; and (3) ILO-DWAB partnership with NRCO, an online training website for health and other professionals, developed with ILO-DWAB funding.
“The latter is a website that can be made accessible through the NRCO’s server computer linked to the LGLC,” Brimon said.
Baldoz said with the e-Learning facility, learning doesn’t need to be expensive and exclusive.
“This e-Learning facility makes learning accessible and cost effective. This is how learning comes into play; how the DOLE can build and develop globally-competitive and competent workforce who can handle issues on overseas and local employment with confidence and extreme challenges in the name of public service,” Baldoz said.