Participants pose for a group photo during the Orientation on Accreditation of Certification Bodies for Persons Based on ISO/IEC 17024:2012 on June 27, 2019 held at Kalayaan Hall, Level III, St. Giles Hotel Makati, Makati Avenue, Corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City.
The Philippine economy which posted a 6.1% growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 is largely driven by the service sector as the largest contributor to the GDP (56.2%), followed by Industry (34.8%), and Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (8.9%). In recognition of the contribution of the service sector, Department Order 18-101 was issued on 30 July 2018 with the approval by DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez of the implementation of the accreditation scheme on certification of persons to enable certification bodies, suppliers of services and other stakeholders to take advantage of the benefits of the recognition of equivalence of professions, skills and occupation anywhere.
On June 27, 2019, the Department of Trade and Industry – Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB) conducted an orientation on accreditation of certification bodies based on ISO/IEC 17024 at Kalayaan Hall, Level III, St. Giles Hotel Makati, Makati Ave., Cor., Kalayaan Ave., Makati City. It was attended by sixty (60) participants from certification bodies, government agencies, HR practitioners, employers and employees. Competitiveness and Innovation Group Assistant Secretary Mary Jean T. Pacheco graced the event and welcomed the participants as she urged them to seek accreditation from PAB.
ISO/IEC 17024 is a standard that will serve as a guide in enhancing the ability of employees to apply knowledge, skills and attributes. Whether you are an organization providing personal training program or a business aiming to enhance competencies of your employees, ISO/IEC 17024 is the international standard to strengthen the competence and build capability of your manpower.
|Release Date: 01 July 2019|