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Monday, May 20, 2013

Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 20, 2013 (PIA) –How do you stimulate and spread economic growth in tourism industry? 

For members of the Provincial Economic Transformation Team (PETT), looking at the aspect of local human resource knowledge and skills improvement, as well as batting for increased awareness on job placement or self employment is a huge window to dress-up. 

On this direction, PETT, with PADAYON Bohol Marine Triangle Management Council and the Local Government Support Program-Local Economic Development has identified a work force development program for Boholanos so they could be equipped to work in tourism related industries. 

And to lay the details of the development plan, the Bohol Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Resorts (BAHRR) underwent a Workforce Development Planning Workshop last May 10, 2013. 

This is to identify and prioritize training requirements of its member establishments in Bohol. 

The objective of the workshop is to improve local human resource knowledge, skills and increase awareness on job placement and self employment, said DTI, which sits as a member agency of the PETT. 

It also aimed to develop and implement pilot programs for matching the immediate skills requirements of tourism establishments in the PADAYON cluster (Panglao, Dauis, Baclayon) and in other neighboring tourism areas in Bohol, adds Vierna Ligan of the DTI. 
The LGSP and BAHRR partnership developed with the help of DTI-Bohol, which eyed a system of putting together the various upgrading strategies in the different functions across the Tourism Value Chain. 

Under Workforce Development Program, BAHRR is LGSP-LEDs lead institutional partner who will implement the training component with support from DTI, DILG and other PETT member agencies. 

The workshop output crafted a prioritized list of training requirements of BAHRR Member companies. 

Identified are training requirements for Food Safety, Waiter Services, Commercial Cooking and Culinary Arts, Management and Supervisory Skills, Housekeeping and Front Office Services, Massage Therapy, Customer Services, Environmental Management Services, Flower Arrangement, Bartending, Inventory Management and Marketing. 

In the workshop were BAHRR member establishments and representatives from the Bohol Employment Placement Office (BEPO), Bohol Investment Promotions Center (BIPC), Bohol Tourism Office (BTO), Baclayon Environmental Association (BEA), the Provincial Tourism Council, DOLE, DOT, DILG and DTI. 

Workshop facilitator was GIZ-ProGED Technical Consultant Nanda Ritsma, assisted by Maria Teresa Tay, GIZ-EFK for DTI-Bohol. 

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