Tesda Davao lists 581 graduates of I-TWSP

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Sunday, August 26, 2012


TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) in Davao Region listed a total of 581 graduates from Davao City in its Industry-Based Training for Work Scholarship Program (I-TWSP) as of July this year.

In an interview with Belinda Laya-Torres, president of the Jobs Academy said the ITWSP will assist the scholars to help them land a job later after graduation. She said some of Tesda's accredited schools in Davao City started to offer scholarship grants to students January this year.

Some of the accredited schools in the city include Jobs Academy, Tesda-KorPhil Training Center, Bellmec Training and Assessment Center, Philippine College of Technology (PCT), MTC Academy, and Joji Ilagan Bian (JIB) e-Academy.

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She said these institutions are accredited by Tesda and members of the ICT Davao. She said these schools were singled out as partners of Tesda since they have the programs that can be availed of by students for scholarship grants.

These programs include animation, finishing course for contact centre, medical transcription finishing course, and software development. She said the scholarship of Tesda for the four programs will end by November this year because another set of programs will be offered to students for the year 2013.

She said out of the 581 graduates, 371 of them were already deployed or have found employment six months after graduation.

Torres said employers of those graduates will pay a percentage to Tesda, once they employ the graduates.

She said employers will have to pay to Tesda at least 10 percent to 20 percent of the employees' salaries.

In a previous report, Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Davao president Lizabel Holganza said Tesda allocated some P23 million for this scholarship program, which will end in two months' time.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 26, 2012.

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