[Blueboard] CHED endorses GAIN 2018 National Convention on the 4th Industrial Revolution (Feb 8, Heritage Hotel)

Dj Andres dandres at ateneo.edu
Thu Jan 4 15:21:35 +08 2018


GAIN 2018 National ConventionThe Heritage Hotel Manila. February 8, 2018

On February 8, 2018, the Government-Academe-Industry Network (GAIN) will
organize its 1st National Convention with the theme, “Are We Ready for the
4th Industrial Revolution? - Preparing the Philippine Workforce”. The
Convention aims to build a forum where stakeholders can collaborate to
guarantee and safeguard the competitiveness of the globally-ready Filipino.
With countries around the world demonstrating that their employees are
up-skilled for the demands of the world economy and prepared for new
technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Automation, the Philippines
must ensure that its own workforce is likewise ready.
February
8
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*Conference Features*

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*Conference Topics*
*Keynote Address - The Philippine Workforce and Graduates - Producing
Globally Competitive People Ready to Tackle the 4th Industrial Revolution.*
*Speaker:* Atty. Alan Peter Cayetano* - Secretary of Department of Foreign
Affairs

*Session 1: Nation's English Report Card: Preliminary Findings*
Gathering data from over 10,000 respondents, results from the two-year
research show that the average English proficiency level of a Philippine
College Graduate is lower than the English proficiency target set for High
School Graduates in Thailand. Learn more about the landmark study that has
been presented to leading organizations such as PACU, CCAP, PMAP and PRC.
*Speakers:* Dr. Melva Diamante - President of Southville International
School affiliated with Foreign Universities
and Mr. Rex Wallen Tan - General Manager of Hopkins International Partners,
Inc.

*Session 2: Panel Discussion -  Competencies needed for Globally
Competitive Talent Pool *- Artificial Intelligence and Automation are
changing the landscape of competencies needed by graduates to enter the
global arena. Join the discussion as a select group of experts analyze and
explore the skill sets needed and the standards to follow to prepare the
workforce of tomorrow.

*Panelists:* Dr. Conrado Iñigo, Jr. - Vice President for Academic Affairs
at Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila, Dr. Raymund Arcega
- Executive Vice President of University of Makati, Mr. Gerard Sanvictores
- Vice President of Philippine Association of Professional Regulatory Board
members, Inc. and Ms. Michelle Cordero-Garcia - Country HR Director &
Concurrent Regional Manager for L&D (East Asia) SGS Gulf Ltd.

*Session 3: Bridging the Industry-Academe Skills Gap* - 79% of graduates
are found to have a skills mismatch and the unemployment rate of the youth
(58%) is far higher than the national average (15%). Listen as industry
stalwarts discuss the pain points to recruit and train qualified graduates
who meet 21st century skills and competencies.
*Speakers:* Mr. Rene Gener, DPM - Executive Director of People Management
Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and Mr. Benedict Hernandez*
- President of Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP)

*Session 4: The Internationalization of the ASEAN Human Capital and its
Implication to the Workforce* - The ASEAN integration created a regional
powerhouse of over 600 million citizens and is the 7th largest economic
region in the world with English as the official chosen language. Find out
how the ASEAN Human Capital is increasingly becoming globally oriented, and
how it impacts the competitiveness of our Philippine workforce.
*Speakers:* Dr. Ma. Christina Aquino - Executive Director for Planning and
Development, Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila

*Session 5: The Role of Education, Industry and Government to Ensure an
English Proficient Workforce - *Over a decade of research points to
communication skills in the Philippines being the largest skills-gap
between academe and industry. Leading academic institutions are able to
consistently ensure that graduates meet the English proficiency skills
needed of industry. Learn the best practices of industry and academe in
this learning session.
*Speakers: *Dr. Marjorie Gutierrez-Tangog - Vice – President for Academics
and Research of Southville International School and Colleges and Ms. Marife
Zamora - President of Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and
Managing Director of Convergys.

*TOWNHALL WORKSHOP*
Working Towards National Standards to Remain Globally Competitive -
Formulate action plans with fellow game-changers that can serve as basis
for national policies from the synergy of Government, Academe and Industry.

*SUCCESS CASE STUDY*

*Session 6: From Street Children to Global Employees*
The Tuloy Foundation has successfully partnered with a leading IT-BPO to
train marginalized youth to become full-time contact center workers. One
such story is a former street child who later becomes the top BPO employee
of the company worldwide. Find out how 6 months can impact and transform
the lives of street children changing their lives forever.
*Speaker:* Mr. Peter Hayden - Country General Manager, Capital One
Philippines Support Services Corp

*Session 7: US Embassy Access Program*
Partnering with local universities in the Philippines, the English access
Microscholarship Program of the US Embassy provides English classes to
talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through
after-school classes and intensive learning sessions.
*Speaker:* Mr. Matt Keener - Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of
State and Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Manila



*Closing Keynote: Putting It All Together and Moving Forward to Sustain and
Enhance Our AdvantageSpeaker:* Hon. Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq.* -
Undersecretary, Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service
and Schools Sports of Department of Education (DepEd) and Ms. Imelda B.
Taganas* - Executive Director, Qualifications and Standards Office (QSO) of
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
** Invited*
Conference Objectives

   1. PAVE the path to identify and address workforce issues that can only
   be resolved through the collaboration of government, academe and industry.
   2. ALLOW participation to provide input towards the formulation of
   national policies that will impact the Country’s workforce.
   3. ACT as a partner in ensuring global competitiveness of our Philippine
   graduates and workforce by establishing international standards in English
   Communication, Technology, and subsequently across Professional Disciplines
   such as Engineering, Hospitality, Accountancy, etc.
   4. GENERATE support from government-academe-industry to adopt global
   English standards such as the CEFR framework used in 81 countries, aspire
   for at least a B2 (lowest is A1, highest is C2) leading to enhanced
   curricula, instruction, and more effective talent management programs.
   5. CREATE an awareness of the country's level of English proficiency and
   halt its further decline to protect the global competitiveness of Filipinos.
   6. INSPIRE the enhancement of organizational standards, human capital
   practices, and key performance indicators aligned with global benchmarks.
   7. PREPARE participants for a fast-changing world demographic and the
   rapid need for evolution to stay competitive and relevant during the age of
   disruption and innovation.
   8. REVOLUTIONIZE*,* innovate, and challenge the existing process, and
   embolden attendees to be ready for an uncertain future.



Registration and Rates

*Individual Rate/Regular Registration Rate*: Php 3,750.00 per Person
*Discounted Rates**Early Bird* (Until January 19, 2018 only): Php 3,250.00
*Group Registration* (Minimum of 5): Php 3,250.00 per Person
*Government Individual Rate*: Php 3,250.00 per Person

Step 1: Registrants should click register
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and
fill out the form.
Step 2: Send scanned copy of deposit slip to inquiries.gain at gmail.com
Step 3: Confirmation of registration will be sent to your e-mail

*Banco de Oro (BDO) Branch*
Account name: Hopkins International Partners, Inc.
Account number: 27804-84396

*Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Branch*
Account name: Hopkins International Partners, Inc.
Account number: 1433-1138-09
*Keynote Address - The Philippine Workforce and Graduates - Producing
Globally Competitive People Ready to Tackle the 4th Industrial Revolution.*
*Speaker:* Dr. J. Prospero De Vera III* - Commissioner of Commission on
Higher Education

*Session 1: Nation's English Report Card: Preliminary Findings*
Gathering data from over 10,000 respondents, results from the two-year
research show that the average English proficiency level of a Philippine
College Graduate is lower than the English proficiency target set for High
School Graduates in Thailand. Learn more about the landmark study that has
been presented to leading organizations such as PACU, CCAP, PMAP and PRC.
*Speakers:* Dr. Melva Diamante - President of Southville International
School affiliated with Foreign Universities
and Mr. Rex Wallen Tan - General Manager of Hopkins International Partners,
Inc.

*Session 2: Panel Discussion -  Competencies needed for Globally
Competitive Talent Pool *- Artificial Intelligence and Automation are
changing the landscape of competencies needed by graduates to enter the
global arena. Join the discussion as a select group of experts analyze and
explore the skill sets needed and the standards to follow to prepare the
workforce of tomorrow.

*Panelists:* Dr. Conrado Iñigo, Jr. - Vice President for Academic Affairs
at Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila, Dr. Raymund Arcega
- Executive Vice President of University of Makati, Mr. Gerard Sanvictores
- Vice President of Philippine Association of Professional Regulatory Board
members, Inc. and Ms. Michelle Cordero-Garcia - Country HR Director &
Concurrent Regional Manager for L&D (East Asia) SGS Gulf Ltd.

*Session 3: Bridging the Industry-Academe Skills Gap* - 79% of graduates
are found to have a skills mismatch and the unemployment rate of the youth
(58%) is far higher than the national average (15%). Listen as industry
stalwarts discuss the pain points to recruit and train qualified graduates
who meet 21st century skills and competencies.
*Speakers:* Mr. Rene Gener, DPM - Executive Director of People Management
Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and Mr. Benedict Hernandez*
- President of Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP)

*Session 4: The Internationalization of the ASEAN Human Capital and its
Implication to the Workforce* - The ASEAN integration created a regional
powerhouse of over 600 million citizens and is the 7th largest economic
region in the world with English as the official chosen language. Find out
how the ASEAN Human Capital is increasingly becoming globally oriented, and
how it impacts the competitiveness of our Philippine workforce.
*Speakers:* Dr. Ma. Christina Aquino - Executive Director for Planning and
Development, Lyceum of the Philippines University - Manila

*TOWNHALL WORKSHOP*
Working Towards National Standards to Remain Globally Competitive -
Formulate action plans with fellow game-changers that can serve as basis
for national policies from the synergy of Government, Academe and Industry.

*SUCCESS CASE STUDY*

*Session 5: From Street Children to Global Employees*
The Tuloy Foundation has successfully partnered with a leading IT-BPO to
train marginalized youth to become full-time contact center workers. One
such story is a former street child who later becomes the top BPO employee
of the company worldwide. Find out how 6 months can impact and transform
the lives of street children changing their lives forever.
*Speaker:* Mr. Peter Hayden - Country General Manager, Capital One
Philippines Support Services Corp

*Session 6: US Embassy Access Program*
Partnering with local universities in the Philippines, the English access
Microscholarship Program of the US Embassy provides English classes to
talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through
after-school classes and intensive learning sessions.
*Speaker:* Mr. Matt Keener - Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of
State and Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Manila



*Closing Keynote: Putting It All Together and Moving Forward to Sustain and
Enhance Our AdvantageSpeaker:* Sec. Leonor Briones* - Secretary, Department
of Education
** Invited*


Djoanna Paula C. Andres
Office Staff
Office of Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work
Ateneo de Manila University
Telephone: 426 6001 local 5046
Fax: 426 5663

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