Tesda to train electronics workers-A A +A
Saturday, January 7, 2012
THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority allotted P50 million to train some 9,000 beneficiaries in the semi-conductor and electronics sectors “to create a pool of qualified, globally-competitive and job-ready workforce”.
Of the target beneficiaries, 3,045 will come from existing workers who will be trained for productivity and technology enhancement while 6,250 will come from the new entrants, who will be trained as production workers.
Tesda will allocate scholarship vouchers worth P50M to the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries of the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI) as per a memorandum of agreement signed between the two parties in line with the training and retooling program.
Under the MOA, SEIPI commits that six out of 10 of the beneficiaries will have jobs within six months to one year from their graduation. It shall also establish a training development fund by setting aside 20 percent of the total training cost for each scholar who will be hired.
“The fund will be used for future trainings of existing workers, pre-employment and retooling of incoming workers in the semiconductor and electronics sector and for the promotion of training programs,” added the agreement recently signed by Tesda director general Joel Villanueva and SEIPI president Norberto Viera. (CGC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 07, 2012.