The International Labour Organization held the 1st Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for Workforce Readiness and Development Technical Working Group Meeting at the ILO Auditorium on 30 January 2020.
Attending the Technical Working Group Meeting were representatives from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DEPED), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and the University of the Philippines Center for STEM Integrated Education in the Philippines.
The Meeting was organized by the ILO Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme with the goal of developing a strategy for STEM for Workforce Readiness.
The ILO Women in STEM Workforce Readiness and Development Programme in the Philippines is funded by JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy. It seeks to provide women with critical soft and technical STEM-related skills, employability and leadership training coupled with targeted mentorship to help women gain quality employment and advancement opportunities in STEM-related jobs.