K-12 educational system causing short-term shortage of graduates

The Philippine government’s decision to implement the K-12 educational system will cause a short term shortage of graduates, which in turn will temporarily affect the entrants of workers into the business process outsourcing industry, said Warren Tait, vice president for brand, marketing and culture in the Philippines for BPO firm Telus, in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer. However, Tait said Telus is prepared for the short-term shortage of graduates, citing the company’s program to allow team members to pursue their college education. Telus runs a University Program that seeks to ensure its team members have the option to complete their education as undergraduates.