Filipinos in UAE ‘motivated to upskill’, says official

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Filipinos in UAE ‘motivated to upskill’, says official

 

DUBAI – Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the UAE are “motivated enough” to take it to the next level through continuous education and skills trainings, said Philippine Labor Attaché Felicitas Bay.

“OFWs are motivated enough – they enroll in professional development programs; they take special professional licensure examinations; they find time to upskill and reskill in various training institutions; and they aim for the appropriate certification,” Bay said.

The Philippine official said OFWs are motivated by personal growth and peer influence “but I believe the primary reason is upward mobility coupled with professional development.”

“Education is a life-long process. One needs to continue or pursue education to usher his growth professionally, to reskill or to upskill,” the labor attache said.

“Overseas Filipinos must be prepared to face the challenges – the changing workplace environment, the growing demands of employers, the fast technological advancement and the increasing competitiveness in the global arena,” she said.

She said that an ongoing free weekly webinar “Opportunity for Filipino Workers” (OFF Workers), is a welcome development.

“A free, engaging and interactive online learning platform with credible resource speakers is always good news for overseas Filipinos as this will enhance or complement their present competencies,” said the labor attaché.

OFF Workers focuses on delivering learnable skills and executable knowledge coming from 19 specialists. It is being held on Fridays and Sundays at 1pm.

The topics are: leadership and entrepreneurship; e-commerce; freelancing; personal and visual branding; sales, persuasion and marketing; Facebook ads and email marketing; website development; productivity; and mindsets as well as mental health and strength.

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Registration is free at https://bit.ly/3glv6iG
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