December 7, 2023

Benguet State University is set to conduct a training series titled, “Drawing pathways to employability and entrepreneurship through university enterprise cooperation.” 
The first phase, which focuses on employability, will be on April 11 to 12 at the Dominador S. Garin Hall, BSU-La Trinidad. 
The training is a replication of the ones BSU attended through its involvement in “Pathway”, which stands for Promoting the employAbility and enTrepreneurship of Higher Education graduates through innovative WAYs in the Philippines.
Higher education institutions (HEI) in the Cordillera are invited to join the training.
Some of the topics include labor market analysis on the regional situation, Public Employment Services Offices as an employment center for HEI, and European Union models of employment centers. These will be discussed by resource persons from the Department of Labor and Employment, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Alicante in Spain, and BSU. 
The training hopes to increase the awareness and knowledge of participants regarding global trends in employability and entrepreneurship and make them appreciate the relevance of university-enterprise cooperation in contemporary times.
Pathway is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU and it aims to have an impact by enhancing the entrepreneurship and employability culture of HEIs in the Philippines to meet labor market needs and governmental reforms.
The Pathway Project is headed by the University of Alicante-Institutional Project Management Office in Spain and the University of Montpellier in France.
The Philippine partners are ADMU, BSU, Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Saint Paul University of the Philippines, the Commission on Higher Education, and the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. – Jennyline Tabangcura