What has TESDA been doing all these years? That question was first in everyone’s mind when President Duterte talked about a shortage of skilled workers. The role of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is to produce not only able but also apt workers. That is, it must train workers well – in skills that are in demand, to direct trainees into those fields. Duterte rued that lack of master electricians, master carpenters, and master plumbers is delaying “Build, Build, Build” projects. Most such craftsmen no longer are in the Philippines but in the Middle East, he noted. Meaning, the best construction workers are in well-paying jobs overseas, thanks to experience and probably TESDA training. Yet the infrastructure boom there is over and has shifted to maintenance. Employment of builders has tapered off. Most have returned and retired early, raising ducks or running tricycle fleets. TESDA has not churned out second-liners to take over vacancies … [Read more...] about Filipinos untrained, unaware of skills most in demand
The most in demand jobs
SINGAPORE - Singapore hiring is likely to see stable growth in 2019, with top jobs in demand to be analytical and data-driven in nature, according to the latest annual salary survey by recruitment firm Robert Walters. These include data scientists, product management, user experience (UX) designers, and digital roles, with cyber security to remain a major focus, in the wake of recent high-profile cyber attacks in Singapore. The report also found that job movers in Singapore can expect pay increments of 5 per cent to 15 per cent in 2019, and larger hikes can be expected for candidates with specialised skill sets in IT, digital and financial services. Among employers, human resource (HR) professionals with strong experience in HR technologies, as well as talent acquisition professionals for the technology sector will be sought after. Hiring levels for jobs in financial services will also remain positive, with a continued focus on technical and commercial skill sets. Demand will be high … [Read more...] about What will be Singapore’s most in-demand jobs for 2019?
“The Filipino teachers are probably the best teachers in the world. They are not only qualified, equipped with the credentials required by the Teacher’s Council in the case of Thailand, but armed with the most important qualification – the love for teaching and the passion to make their students learn and prepare not only for the university, the industry but to live their lives to the fullest,” says Dr. Robert Galindez, CEO of Saint Robert’s Group of Companies in Thailand. Ranked 15th in the world by the EF English Proficiency Index in 2017, Filipinos are sought after to work overseas. Non-English speaking countries like Thailand have been a steady destination of professionals seeking English teaching jobs since late 2000. The Philippine Embassy estimates that there are 17,921 Filipinos, documented and undocumented, in Thailand. But with the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, there have been changes … [Read more...] about Filipino educators in Thailand urge fellow OFWs: Know your rights, seek higher learning
caption These healthcare jobs all have median base salaries of at least $225,000. source Lapina/Shutterstock Medicine is a field that’s supposed to promise high salaries. That’s a popular line of thinking, anyway. But some roles tend to rake in higher pay than others. LinkedIn looked through its salary data to figure out which healthcare jobs earn the most money. Medicine is a lucrative field. It is true that highly skilled people working in an in-demand industry like healthcare tend to make a lot of money. But which positions really earn the most? In order to find out, LinkedIn provided Business Insider with data collected through the site’s salary tool over the past year, which asks verified members to submit their salary and collects data on wages. Of course, since the data is self-reported by users, it might be subject to some variation. The jobs are all from the … [Read more...] about The 15 highest-paying jobs in medicine right now, according to LinkedIn
caption These jobs all have a base salary of at least $100,000. source Sebastiaan ter Burg/Flickr • IT jobs and other tech roles are supposed to be in-demand and well-compensated. • But, when it comes to the realms of tech, IT, and software, senior gigs are still the most lucrative. • That’s according to the salary data that LinkedIn put together in order to figure out which tech jobs earn the most money. IT jobs require a special set of skills. So it’s not surprising that IT, software, and other tech gigs have a reputation for being highly compensated. But which IT and software roles snag the highest pay? In order to find out, LinkedIn provided Business Insider with data collected through the site’s salary tool, which asks verified members to submit their salary and collects data on wages. The jobs all hail from the IT and software industries. C-suite titles were cut from … [Read more...] about The 15 highest-paying jobs in tech, according to LinkedIn