SPCIS participates in PATHWAY Project National Event
SPCIS participated in the “Promoting the employability and enTreprenuership of Higher education graduates through innovative WAYs (PATHWAY) Project National Event as invited school through St. Paul University Philippines at Dusit Thani Manila last October 14, 2022. The event was spearheaded by European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP) in partnership with Ateneo De Manila, University, Benguet State University, Lyceum of the Philippines – Batangas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Alicante (Spain), University of Montpellier (France), Commission on Higher Education, Suyomano and the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, as co-founder of the PATHWAY project.
The theme of the said event was “Pathways to Employability and Entrepreneurship in the New Normal,” that featured various discourses, presentations, and discussions on policy reforms for employability and entrepreneurship, labor and employment situationer, new initiatives on employment, entrepreneurship competencies, global workforce trends, challenges and opportunities, and strengthening policies and partnership for entrepreneurship and employability.
The line-up of speakers were policy makers and experts such as Sen. Francis Escudero (Chair, Senate Higher Education Committee), Sen. Sherwin Gathalian (Vice Chair, Senate Higher Education Committee), Rep. Mark Go (Chair, House Higher Education Committee), USec. Carmela Torres (Department of Labor and Employment), Helen Grace Baisa (Director, European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines), Mr. Christoph Wagner (Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation in the Philippines), Ms. Cristina Beans (Senior Project Manager, University of Alicante), Dr. Cherrie Melanie Diego (Director, CHED Office of Programs and Standards Development), Dr. Xenia Bitera (Director, LPU Center for Research and Innovation), Ms. Louisa Pattison (Co-Founder and Research Consultant, Elbe Consulting), Mr. Ramon Medina (President, Human Resource Innovation Solutions), ASec Paul Vincent Anover (Department of Labor and Employment), Mr. Karl Pacolor (Division Chief, DTI Competitiveness Bureau), Dr. John Luis Lagdameo (Director, ADMU Business Resource Center) and Dr. Emmanuel Houze, Dean, University of Montpellier – School of Management).
SPCIS delegation was led by Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (School President), together with Mr. Edmundo A. Bunagan (Planning and Public Affairs Director) and Mr. Aries Jay R S. Fule (Technical-Vocational Education and Training Head and Department of Business and Technology Program Chair).