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‘Soft skills’ trainings to be pushed by BI

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will be conducting special trainings to up the soft skills of their immigration officers in conducting their duties at the airports and seaports.

Said measure coincided with a recent report from the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) showing that fresh graduates in the Philippines tend to lack “soft skills” and job readiness due to the school-to-work transition of the youth in the context of the implementation of the K-12 and the online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that in addition to the usual immigration training focused on immigration laws and procedures, they will introducing a new values module that aims to promote courtesy and empathy for government employees.

A new course on moral values, leadership, management, and teambuilding has also been included in the module for new immigration officers.

“In full support of the Anti-Taray Bill which was filed by Senator Raffy Tulfo, we vow to create an environment that is always worthy of the trust of the Filipinos. Through this module, we can inculcate more our core values of patriotism, professionalism, and integrity to our new officers.” Tansingco said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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