LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—The Pangasinan Provincial Government, through the Human Resource Management and Development Office (HRMDO), is set to provide opportunities to other human resource practitioners, leaders, and learners from across various organizations through a learning arm.
Thus, an ordinance authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Jerry Agerico B. Rosario was approved by the provincial board on December 11 to institutionalize the organization, establishment, and operation of the Provincial Learning and Development Institute (PLDI).
The PLDI will be the learning arm of the provincial government in developing the competencies of leaders and employees through carefully crafted training programs that will provide participants with full-proof technologies. Some of its functions are the following: provide competency-based learning and development programs; conduct continuous learning planning, design, monitoring, and evaluation of various training programs, seminars, and workshops that will be offered; conduct competency-based assessment; and adopt a continuing professional development program and technology.
As stated in the ordinance, “the institutionalization of the organization, establishment, and operation of the PLDI shall further skills development, improving knowledge, skills, and attitudes of participants; support systems; sharing of best practices, programs, and processes with other organizations to help improve their human resource and organizational systems; synergy, building networks and partnerships with various local government units, agencies, and organizations to improve ease of doing business; and sustainability, generating income from course offerings and training programs to sustain human resource management and development programs.”
Learning and Development (L&D) is a continuous process of encouraging the professional development of employees. It involves analyzing skill gaps in the organization and designing training programs that empower employees with specific knowledge and skills that drive increased performance.
“The Civil Service Commission (CSC) aims to integrate competencies in the human resource systems of government agencies, not only in recruitment but also in training and employee development,” the ordinance likewise stated.
Manpower development is one of the priority thrusts of Governor Ramon V. Guico. Hence, the provision of innovative, effective, and integrated training programs that promote continuous learning growth for almost 6,000 provincial employees is essential.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/Provincial Information and Media Relations Office)