In-Demand Skills Abroad for Filipino Workers

By on January 26, 2013

According to Analysis Of In-Demand Skills And Hard-To-Fill Positions For Overseas Employment of Manpower Development Division of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has launched a new priority program/project to boost the promotion and preservation of the jobs of Filipino workers, in line with the efforts to keep the economy growing and enable it to take advantage of the projected global rebound in 2010.

One of these projects is the Project Jobs Fit: The DOLE 2020 Vision. It seeks to identify the preferred skills in priority industries per region up to 2020, via the conduct of consultations with stakeholders and review of existing literature and national and regional development plans. This will guide students and new entrants to the labor force on which course or training to undertake, in order to find employment upon graduation.

poea-logo-blueThe Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) was tasked to inform and enlist the cooperation and commitment of industry associations to provide the market updates, in-demand skills, employment requirements and to consolidate the information gathered. A preliminary consultative meeting with landbased and seabased associations was held on 18 September 2009 at the POEA.

As part of the project, the Employment Branch through the Manpower Development Division (MDD) conducted a survey to determine the in-demand skills and hard-to- fill positions for overseas employment both for landbased and seabased sectors. The survey lasted from the 1st week until the end of October 2009.

The result of the survey revealed in demand skills across several countries:

Country with Demand Skills / Occupations
Algeria Civil Engineer
Sudan Auto Denter
Thailand Civil Engineer
Document Controller
Mechanical Engineer
Australia Butcher
Medical Doctor
Taiwan Caretaker
Domestic Helper
Electronic Technician
Factory Worker
CNC Machinist
United States of America Nurse
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
Nurse-Pediatric
Nurse-Critical Care
Nurse-All Areas
Brunei Civil Engineer
Document Controller
Health Safety Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Chef
Singapore Civil Engineer
Electrical Technician
Factory Worker
IT Programmer
Mechanical Engineer
Painting & Insulation Supervisor
Construction Industry Worker
Medical Industry Personnel
Healthcare Industry Personnel
Iran Aluminum Fabricator/ Installer
Instrument Pipe Fitter
Instrument Technician
Quality Surveyor
Skilled Welder
Hongkong Domestic Helper
South Africa Boiler Maker
Cable Terminator Electrician
Iron Monger
Material Handler
Rigger
Senior Estimator
Skilled Welder
Steel Erector
Cyprus Caregiver
Malaysia Domestic Helper
Libya Heavy Driver
Mason
Material Handler
Quantity Surveyor
Rigger
Scuba Diver
Skilled Carpenter
New Zealand Metalizing Machine Operator
Angola Material Handler
Rigger
Pipe Welder
Pipe Fitter
GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Oil and Gas Engineer Welder (Oil and Gas) Instrumentation (Oil and Gas) Pipe Fitter (Oil and Gas) Telecommunication Technician
Canada Service Crew
Ukraine Nanny
 

All Countries

Civil Engineer
Piping Design Engineer
3D Scheduling/Planning Engineer
 
Kuwait
Aluminum Fabricator/Installer
Auto CAD Designer
Automotive Industry Worker
Bagger
Baker
Bartender
Butcher Cashier
Civil Engineer
Cook
Culinary Industry Worker
Denter
Electrical Engineer
Heavy Duty Driver/Operator
Hospitality Industry Personnel
Household Worker
HVAC Supervisor
Instrument Pipe Fitter
Mechanical Engineer
Medical Doctor
Pastry Chef
Piping Foreman
Quality Surveyor Receiver
Restaurant Manager
Rigger
Sales Assistant
Saleslady
Seafood Processor
Service Advisor
Service Crew
Shop Fitting Technician
Skilled Welder
Stocker
Waiter/Waitress
Construction Industry Worker
Medical Industry Personnel
Manufacturing Industry Worker
Healthcare Industry Personnel
Scanning Coordinator
Section Supervisor
Space Planning Analyst.

 

Source: http://www.poea.gov.ph/docs/in-demandSkills.pdf