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Caraga’s preparation for the 2018 WCO underway

posted Aug 15, 2018, 10:40 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 10:40 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, August 13 – The preparation for the conduct of the 2018 World Café of Opportunities (WCO) in Caraga is on its final phase, thus said Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Dr. Julius Sol O. Jamero.

The development came after the Executive Committee (ExeCom) Meeting was held today in one of the local hotels in Butuan City attended by members of the different committees graced by TESDA-Caraga Provincial Directors and Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr.

The WCO primarily aims to help technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates find jobs specifically in the construction and tourism sectors, TESDA and OWWA scholarships, and possible availment of loan packages through identified financial institutions during the World Café of Opportunities.

In Caraga Region, the activity will be conducted on August 25, 2018 at Butuan Grand Palace Hotel, this city and registration for jobseekers starts at 7:00 A.M.

On August 26, the activity will be conducted at TESDA-Caraga Regional Office, G/F, Balibrea Building, Pili Drive here and will start at 7:00 A.M.

According to Dir. Sunico, the World Café of Opportunities is a jobs fair that will be held simultaneously in 17 regions of TESDA nationwide during the celebration of the National Technical-Vocational (tech-voc) Day on August 25.

It can be recalled that on February 7, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10970 which declares August 25 every year and thereon as National Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Day nationwide.

Moreover, TESDA Director-General, Sec. Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong said the WCO will now be held twice a year on a regular basis or once in every semester in the respective regions or provinces in the coming years.

The TESDA Chief added, the training program aims to capacitate the officials and employees of the agency as well as its TESDA Technology Institutes in industry coordination to better prepare them for the implementation of this bi-annual event.

World Café of Opportunities in a sense, will open job opportunities and other employment support interventions which shall be offered and will be placed in various stations within the event area, where the jobseekers could roam around and pick the opportunity of their choice. The twin benefit strategy is one of the twists, where jobseekers are not the sole beneficiaries but even the partner agencies/companies.

Its target beneficiaries are TVET graduates, entrepreneurs, companies/industries with job vacancies, and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their qualified beneficiaries.

Among the services offered under World Cafe of Opportunities are job opportunities; basic/upgrading skills required for employment of TVET graduates and industry workers; technical assistance for TVET graduates/entrepreneurs so that they could avail of loan for their business; and training for OFW returnees and their qualified beneficiaries. (RER, TESDA-Caraga with Reports from PIU, TESDA-Central Office)

TESDA partners with gov’t agencies to provide job opportunities for tech-voc graduates

posted Aug 15, 2018, 10:37 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Aug 15, 2018, 10:38 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, August 14 – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has partnered with government agencies in order to provide job opportunities to technical-vocational (tech-voc) graduates thru the conduct of the World Café of Opportunities (WCO) on August 25, 2018.

In a memorandum of agreement signed by the heads of the different government agencies in the country such as the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Office of the President – Office of the Cabinet Secretary, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), among others agreed that there is a need for the collaboration of government agencies, industry associations, enterprises, and financial institutions to greater improve the social impact of projects which increase employment rate and lessen poverty incidence in the country.

The present administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aims to provide more employment opportunities and promote entrepreneurship at the grassroots level and in relation thereto, all concerned government agencies should join forces, resources and facilities in order to create more employment opportunities, establish livelihood projects, address job skills mismatch among job applicants and increase actual employment rate in the country, it said.

The MOA highlighted that it is the policy of the government as expressed through the World Café of Opportunities thru Job Linkaging and Networking Services (JoLiNS) to identify key employment generators (KEGs) that will create more job opportunities on various sectors including among others Agri-fishery, Automotive, General Infrastructure, Metals and Engineering, Semi-conductor and Electronics, Information and Communication Technology, Tourism, Land Transportation, Language and Culture, and Health, Social and Other Community Development Services sector.

It can be recalled that on February 7, 2018, President Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10970 declaring August 25 every year and thereon as National Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Day nationwide.

In Caraga Region, the activity will be conducted at Butuan Grand Palace Hotel, this city where some 1,000 tech-voc alumni are expected to grab the opportunity. TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. said that out of this number of expected participants, target hired on the spot is around 100. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

Nat’l Assessment Day set in Caraga

posted Jun 18, 2018, 2:16 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 2:21 AM ]

BUTUAN CITY, June 18 – The Regional Office of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Caraga will be conducting a National Assessment Day on June 26-27, 2018.

This was learned from TESDA Caraga Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr., during a media conference held today at TESDA Caraga Regional Office.


RD Florencio F. Sunico, Jr., with the media partners during the press conference
held at TESDA Caraga Regional Office Conference Room


Since this is a nationwide simultaneous activity, RD Sunico asked the help of the press community to further expand public awareness of TESDA Competency Assessment and Certification Program through the conduct of the said event.

TESDA Circular No. 40 series of 2018 states that the National Assessment Day is a two-day simultaneous conduct of free assessment and certification services. This is in line in with TESDA’s thrust, under Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, to provide enhanced opportunities to TVET graduates and workers. This activity will be conducted in all accredited assessment centers in partnership with companies and industries, local government units (LGUs), national government agencies (NGAs) and other TVET stakeholders, the first time that it is being done across all assessment centers in the country.

The activity is aimed to inform the Caraganons on the programs and interventions initiated by TESDA in promoting industry acceptance and recognition on the value of certification resulting to the enhancement of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The free assessment and certification services shall be open to interested uncertified industry workers who have work experiences to perform competencies, career shifters and unemployed adults who are looking for jobs, TVET graduates and teachers, trainers interested to be certified TVET Trainers and/or TESDA Accredited Assessor.

The activity is also in support to the “Build, Build, Build” Program of President Rodrigo R. Duterte giving priority to qualifications under the Construction Sector (Masonry, Carpentry and the like). However, all qualifications shall be made available for assessment on the identified dates. Interested applicants may visit the nearest TESDA Provincial Offices for further details. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

 

TESDA-Caraga hosts training program on the dev’t of training plan

posted Jun 18, 2018, 2:15 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 2:15 AM ]

BUTUAN CITY, June 18 – In line with TESDA’s thrust to strengthen the implementation and application of Dual Training System (DTS), where training plan was made a requirement for TVIs and its partner industries, TESDA Caraga, in partnership with the Partnerships and Linkages Office, hosted the conduct of the Training Program on the Development of Training Plan held recently here.

Dr. Marvin P. Adolfo, Board Member of Dualtech Training Center, Inc, a pioneer/model of the German Dual Training System in the Philippines discussed the formulation and marketing of training plan.

The activity aimed to equip the Dual Training System (DTS) program implementers with the knowledge and skills in the preparation of the training plan and ensure the formulation of an appropriate content and duration of theoretical instruction and practical experience for the trainees.

DTS is an instructional delivery system of technical, vocational education and training that combines in-plant and in-school training based on a training plan collaboratively designed and implemented by an accredited dual system educational institution and accredited dual system participating establishments.

The two-day activity was attended by Provincial DTS focal Directors and focal persons from TESDA Regions X, XI, XII, Caraga and ARMM. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

STEP Mass Graduation of Congressman Robert Ace Barbers

posted Jun 2, 2018, 9:38 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Jun 2, 2018, 9:39 PM ]

March 22, 2018 - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in Partnership with the Office of Hon. Robert Ace Barbers, Congressman of 2nd District of Surigao del Norte, recently held its Mass Graduation Program for the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) Scholars at Villa Virginia Compound, Barangay Rizal Surigao City.
           
It was a bright and wonderful day to these graduates. They are in their usual casual attire and some of them were accompanied by their loved ones. You can see the smiles on their face and the happiness they possess. The audience were also excited for this momentous event especially the working team of Congressman Barbers. At last! Graduation day has come!

Another bright future has been given through TESDA’s commitment to provide everyone the skills no one can take away from them. We are showing that “If you give a man a fish, he can only eat for a day but if you teach him how to catch a fish, he can eat whenever he wants”. With the starting kits we are giving to them, one life can change forever.

Mass Graduation and the Toolkits to be distributed

The Graduates and Training Providers:

 

1. DOM RAC NC II (25) - Provincial Training Center (PTC) headed by Elena O. Cacho, PhD.


The Graduates for DomRAC


2. SMAW NC I (25) - Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) headed by Abegail B. Eupeña, College Administrator II

The Graduates for SMAW NC I


3. Prepare and Cook Hot Meals (20) - SNCAT

The Graduates for Prepare and Cook Hot Meals (leading to Cookery NC II)


4. Manicure/Pedicure (26) - Livelihood Training and Productivity Center (LTPC) headed by Genaro B. Azarcon.

The Graduates for Perform Manicure and Pedicure (Leading to Beauty Care NC II)

In Attendance:

1. Allan S. Millan - OIC Provincial Director TESDA Surigao del Norte

2. Lt. Col. Allen Tomas, Battalion Commander 30 IB, TOR IV PA

3. Lyndon S. Barbers, Former Governor of Surigao del Norte.

4. Staffs of TESDA Surigao del Norte, LTPC, SNCAT and the office of the Congressman of the 2nd District of  Surigao del Norte

Allan S Millan, OIC Provincial Director of TESDA Surigao del Norte
Lt. Col. Allen Tomas, Battalion Commander 30 IB, TOR IV PA
Robert Lyndon Barbers, Former Governor of Surigao del Norte, representing Congressman Robert Ace Barbers

It was indeed an uplifting day because they are not only equipped with the right knowledge and skills but also with starter kits that they have received. Congratulations to these graduates, to TESDA Surigao del Norte Provincial Office, and to the Office of Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Hon. Robert Ace S. Barbers.

2017 Special Training for Employment Program of 1st District Congressman Hon. Francisco Jose F. Matugas

posted Jun 2, 2018, 8:57 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Jun 2, 2018, 9:07 PM ]

Dapa, Surigao del Norte – May 9, 2018. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Surigao del Norte Provincial Office under the leadership of OIC-Provincial Director Allan S. Millan, MAEd, and Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte under its HEALS Plus Program of Governor Sol F. Matugas in partnership with Hon. Francisco Jose F. Matugas, Congressman of the 1st District of Surigao del Norte successfully held the 2017 Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) Mass Graduation & Distribution of Starter Tool Kits to the 121 graduates.


On this day, people of Siargao (Siargaonons) witnessed again the better side of the government through the collective efforts of our dear public officials. The starter toolkit is a mean for them to start a livelihood and to further sharpen the skills they have acquired from TESDA. To enumerate, we have the following number of graduates and tool kits given:

  1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I (23 Graduates) – Welding Machine and Protective Equipment
    • Training Provider: Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) under the leadership of Ms. Abegail B. Eupeña, College Administrator II

     2.     Domestic Refrigeration and Air-conditioning NC II (16 Graduates) – Tools for RAC repair
    • Training Provider: Provincial Training Center (PTC) Surigao del Norte under the leadership of Engr. Edwin C. Lanquino

     3.     Prepare Cold Meals (24 Graduates) Leading to Cookery NC II – Kitchen tools starter kit
    • Training Provider: Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) under the leadership of Ms. Abegail B. Eupeña, College Administrator II\
     4.     Prepare and Cook Hot Meals (23 Graduates) Leading to Cookery NC II – Kitchen tools starter kit
    • Training Provider: Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) under the leadership of Ms. Abegail B. Eupeña, College Administrator II

     5.    Perform Manicure and Pedicure (26 Graduates) Leading to Beauty Care NC II – Manicure and
            Pedicure Tool Set
    • Training Provider: Livelihood Training and Productivity Center (LTPC) under the leadership of Mr. Genaro B. Azarcon

     6.    Service Automotive Electrical Components (7 Graduates) Leading to Automotive Servicing NC II
            – Tools and Equipment for Automotive Repair
    • Training Provider: Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT) under the leadership of Ms. Abegail B. Eupeña, College Administrator II
The graduation day is made even more wonderful because of the presence of TESDA Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr., DPA, CESO III who delivered an inspirational message highlighting the need of skilled workers domestically and internationally.

Moreover, we are grateful that Hon. Francisco Jose F. Matugas, Congressman of the 1st District of Surigao del Norte personally handed-over the toolkits to the graduates. The Vice Mayor of Dapa, Surigao del Norte Hon. Francisco Matugas Gonzales together with his Sangguniang Bayan Members, Mrs. Felicitas Matugas Gonzales, the consultant of the office of the Congressman of the 1st District of Surigao del Norte, DPWH of 1st District Engr. Alex B. Ramos were also with us supporting TESDA.


Sa TESDA may Choice Ka!

TESDA-Caraga supports Balangay Festival 2018

posted May 16, 2018, 12:13 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 22, 2018, 7:05 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, May 16, 2018 – In line with the Local Government Unit of Butuan City’s thrust to promote solidarity and partnership among Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), TESDA Caraga will support the 30th Madyaw Balangay Festival from May 16-19, 2018. The activity will kick off with the Balangay Festival 2018 Motorcade today here.


 

This year’s festival theme, “Reclaiming Butuan’s Cultural Legacy”, is set to highlight and showcase the rich culture and tradition of Butuan City and of how it remained buoyant amidst the challenges of advancements.

 

One of the awaited parts of the four-day activity is the Balangay Festival Illuminated Float Competition to be conducted on May 19, 2018 and to be participated in by stakeholders and various RLAs, Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), college and universities and private institutions, for which TESDA Caraga, through the coordination of the Construction Sector program experts of the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries (NMSF) and the Provincial Training Center of Agusan del Norte, will also be supporting by showcasing its designed float.

 

This activity will offer an opportunity to showcase the agency’s creativity while promoting programs and services to the community- anchored on the two-pronged strategy of TESDA in expanding access to high quality and relevant TVET opportunities, addressing the disparities and increasing active linkages and mechanization of various sectors so that every Filipino can enjoy a better and dignified quality of life.

 

The Balangay Festival 2018 Motorcade will start at 3:30 pm today to be followed by the Grand Opening at the Festival Center, Butuan City Sports Complex, Libertad City at 5:45 pm, it was learned. (LME, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA Chief visits the Training-Cum-Production Projects of ASSAT

posted May 3, 2018, 5:59 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 22, 2018, 7:06 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – After the ceremonial ground breaking ceremonies of the IP dormitory of Agusan Del Sur, TESDA’s Director General, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, visited the training-cum-production project sites of Agusan Del Sur School of Arts and Trades (ASSAT).

 


ASSAT is a recipient of the P4.5M Training-Cum-Production Project, which was done in three projects, Project 1- The completion of ASSAT Administration Building (Phase 1: Completion of Foundation, Columns, Beams, Tie Beams and Walling costing P1.5M and Phase 2: Roofing and Electrical Wiring Installation costing P800K), Project 2- Refurbishment/Completion of Concrete Covered Pathway to DAC Building costing P700K, and Project 3- Refurbishment/Completion of ASSAT Perimeter Fence costing P1.5M.

 


During his visit at the TTI, he also presented a total sum of 1,900 scholarship commitments to the Indigenous People- 100 slots each for Tile Setting NC II, Carpentry NC II, Masonry NC II, EIM NC II, Construction Painting NC II, Perform Manicure/Pedicure, Perform Hair Color/Bleaching, Perform Hair Perming/Straightening, Perform Hair Cutting Services, Service Consumer Electronic Product and System, Bread Making, Perform Gas Engine Tune-up, RAC Servicing, Pastry Making, Cake Making, Prepare and Cook Hot Meals and Prepare and Cook Cold Meals, and 50 slots each for SMAW NC II and Organic Agriculture Production NC II.



Being the only public technical vocational institution in Agusan del Sur, ASSAT has greatly contributed in the implementation of the province’s mission and goals to “improve the quality of life of Agusanons especially the marginalized sectors through effective, accountable and participatory governance in Mindanao” by giving access to quality and sustainable services. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

TESDA Chief leads the Groundbreaking Ceremonies of IP Dormitory in Agusan del Sur

posted May 3, 2018, 5:55 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:56 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – On the second day of his two-day, three-province visit to Caraga, Director General Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, led the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Indigenous People (IP) dormitory in Agusan Del Sur.

 



Datu Mansa-ulog Nilo D. Manpatilan, Provincial IP Focal of Agusan Del Sur, has expressed his sincerest gratitude to TESDA and its leaders for making its commitment to provide accessible skills training to their people into a reality. It can be recalled that during the Secretary’s visit here in February, he vowed to allocate P10M funds for the construction of an IP Dormitory in Agusan Del Sur in response to the request of the IP chieftains due to the geographical and topographical difficulties in accessing skills training in the province.


 The Secretary led the ceremonial capsule laying together with the Provincial Governor of Agusan Del Sur, Hon. Adolph Edward G. Plaza, ably represented by the Hon. Vice Governor Samuel E. Tortor, witnessed by Datu Mansa-ulog Nilo D. Manpatilan, COL Andres C. Centino, Brigade Commander of the 401st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army, TESDA Caraga officials headed by RD Florencio F. Sunico, Jr and host province, TESDA Agusan del Sur Provincial Director Braulio P. dela Pena, Jr.



 The capsule contained copies of the building perspective and plan of the construction of the IP dormitory. The groundbreaking ceremonies is yet another milestone in making TESDA services more accessible to the marginal sectors of the community. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

TESDA Chief awards training certificates to TESDA Graduates in San Miguel, Surigao Del Sur

posted May 3, 2018, 5:49 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 3, 2018, 5:49 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY, April 27 – 354 TESDA graduates in the municipality of San Miguel were handed training certificates by no less than TESDA’s Secretary, Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong during the mass graduation program at the Municipal Gymnasium, Poblacion, San Miguel, Surigao Del Sur.

The graduates, a mix of Indigenous People (IPs) and Former Rebels (FRs), were presented by Ms. Roselyn D. Lina, Community Training and Employment Coordinator (CTEC) of LGU San Miguel and were confirmed by TESDA Surigao del Sur Provincial Director, PD Rey M. Cueva. 144 graduates from the three (3) batches Mobile Computer Literacy Programs, 25 from the Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, 31 from Cellular Phone Repair, 22 from Beads Making, 22 from Abaca Handicraft Making, 22 from Rattan Handicraft Making, 23 from Food Processing NC II, 26 from Plumbing NC II, 25 from Agricultural Crops Production Skills Enhancement and lastly, 14 from the Motorcycle Mechanic.

 Graduates, Anton M. Hayahay, an IP, and Ashley G. Caibigan, a former rebel, each gave their impressions and testimonies, encouraging fellow IPs and former rebels to take advantage of the free TESDA training opportunities to acquire and develop skills and to use it for a living.



In his message, Sec. Mamondiong expressed the importance of interagency convergence in promoting government services, TVET, towards social equity. Further, Sec Mamondiong presented 150 Construction-related scholarship commitments to the Former Rebels and 100 of the same scholarship commitments to the Lumad.



The mass graduation and launching of Construction-related scholarship commitments was then followed by the opening of TESDA free services- nail care and hair care, for everyone. (LME, TESDA Caraga)

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