THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) in Misamis Oriental will be launching a “one-stop-shop” of employment opportunities for technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates and alumni on August 25 and 26 in Robinsons Cagayan de Oro.
The two-day regional World Cafe of Opportunities (WCO), as part of the 24th Anniversary of Tesda and celebration of National Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Day, is one of the strategies of agency to link the TVET graduates and alumni to employment opportunities both in wage and self-employment.
“Kana sya nga programa, designed ka na sya para sa tanang TVET graduates or alumni nga wala pa makatrabaho. Especially kanang naa gyud sa construction sector, amo kamong gi-invite anang adlawa, dalha lang ninyo ang inyong mga credentials (This program is designed for all unemployed TVET graduates or alumni. Especially those who are in the construction sector, we invite you all to attend the activity on that day, just bring your credentials),” engineer Nazario Villamor Jr., officer-in-charge-provincial director of Tesda-Misamis Oriental, said.
National government agencies, private companies, technical-vocational institutions and financial institutions will all converge during the two-day activity to offer all possible employment, training and financing opportunities and facilitate higher job-skill matching.
According to Villamor, the agencies that will participate in WCO includes: the Department of Labor and Employment, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Cooperative Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Public Works and Highways, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, among others.
“Unya kato pong gusto og training, kato pong duna pay available nga slots, atong gipang-invite ang (Those who wanted to register in the training, if there are still available slots, we invited some) technical and professional institutions para mahitabo na sya nga (so it can be a) national enrollment day on that day,” Villamor said.
“Kung gusto sa TVET graduate nga gusto sya mo-undergo og entrepreneurship, naa gi-invite nato ang DTI nga maoy makahatag sa ato og assistance og sa financing naa ang Land Bank of the Philippines og ang Development Bank of the Philippines (If the TVET graduate wanted to undergo entrepreneurship, we invited DTI to for assistance and for financing, we have the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines),” he added.
In connection with the National Tech-Voc Day, there will be simultaneous celebration of National TVET Enrolment Day and World Cafe of Opportunities in 17 regions nationwide.
On February 7, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act 10970 which declares August 25 and every year thereafter the National Technical-Vocational Day nationwide.