PATHWAY Project: Connecting The Industry and The Academe

Promoting the Employability and Entrepreneurship of Higher Education Graduates through Innovative Ways in the Philippines or PATHWAY Project is a microcosm of the Higher Education system of the Philippines and is composed of Lyceum of the Philippines University- Batangas, Ateneo de Manila University, St. Paul University Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Benguet State University, and the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

PATHWAY consortium was established with the ambition to act as a pilot project with the possibility of replication within other HEIs in the Philippines. It aims to enhance the entrepreneurship and employability culture in the country to meet labor market needs and governmental reforms by achieving the two specific objectives – to consolidate the entrepreneurship and employment structures at HEIs by fostering and boosting university-enterprise synergies, and to accompany CHED’s reforms on building up an entrepreneurship culture at the national level through the implementation of pilot initiatives and policy recommendations.

This project is under the Erasmus+ led by the University of Alicante in Spain together with the University of Montpellier in France and will run for 3 years.

Focusing on “Systems to Support Employability and Entrepreneurship”, its first Training Mission was held at the University of Alicante in Spain, from March 21-25.  It will help modernize the existing structure of employment centers, policy white paper, and pilot actions, to serve as role models for the other universities.

The first ever hybrid meeting of the Pathway Taskforce team was also hosted by LPU Batangas. Among the partners who joined via zoom and face-to-face meeting was the European Chamber of Commerce, CHED, Ateneo de Manila University, St. Paul University of the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, LPU-B, University of Alicante (Spain), and University of Montpellier (France).