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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)