Advocacy group urges gov’t to implement a digital enablement strategy for MSMEs, workers

Ayon sa advocacy group na CitizenWatch Philippines, kinakailangang magpatupad ng digital enablement strategy ang gobyerno upang palakasin ang kaalaman at kasanayan ng Filipino workers, at maging ng Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sa bansa. 

Ani CitizenWatch Philippines co-convenor Orlando Oxales, magagawa raw ito kung magkakaroon ng “proper collaboration” ang gobyerno sa mga telecommunication company at educational institution. 

“Investments in digital infrastructure will mean nothing if not complemented by investments in digital enablement. Ultimately, end-users of the technology have to have the necessary knowledge, skills, and predisposition to adapt to the changing times.”

Isa rin daw paraan ang pagpapatupad ng digital enablement strategy upang maihanda ang mga empleyado at maliliit na negosyo sa kanilang kinabukasan. 

“Digital skills are life skills. These days, whatever we do in our professional and personal life has a component of basic digital skills – inputting our transaction in the bank, booking a ride through an app, or attending a virtual meeting. It follows that digital skills are a must for anybody who wants to participate in the ever-growing digital economy,” saad ni Oxales.

“People have to have the inclination to learn new skills because technology is changing at a fast pace, and the skills we have today may not be as relevant as they would be five or ten years down the line,” dagdag niya.

Ayon pa kay Oxales, ang strategy na ito ay kailangang makagawa ng roadmap sa kung paano magkakamit ng required skill sets ang Filipino workers and MSMEs upang makasabay sa highly competitive digital economy. 

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