Tesda vows to provide more employment-A A +A
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) vowed to provide more employment and encouraged jobseekers to be part of the solution of the country’s problem on unemployment.
Secretary Joel Villanueva, Tesda director general, told reporters on Monday that more than 30,000 scholars are currently enrolled in the Tesda online program to prepare them to be globally competitive entrepreneurs.
Villanueva was the guest of honor in the 11th Human Resource and Skills Development Summit and Exhibits which was opened Monday at the Atrium of SM City in Cagayan de Oro.
The summit, which is an annual activity of Mindanao Technical Vocational, Education and Training Association (Min TVET), focused on this year’s theme “Sustaining Tesda amidst the challenges of Time.”
The summit aimed to strengthen public and private partnership among TVET stakeholders and spawn more opportunities for TVET institution.
Close to 500 Mindanaoan delegates from public and private TVET institutions, presidents and school administrators, department heads, industry partners and practitioners joined the summit organized by Tesda, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) Northern Mindanao and the Department of Trade and Industry Northern Mindanao.
“Tesda will be working towards building TVET excellence and this kind of summit will also address job mismatch and eventually provide solution,” Villanueva said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 07, 2012.