Contact tracing training program up

THE Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is set to open a contact tracing training program this month.

Stephanie Peligman, Tesda-CAR information officer, said the contact tracing training program, which will be run by a private training institution, will run for 15 days through blended learning method.

"Once this training institution would be confirmed, it will conduct a combination of virtual and face-to-face system of training following specific guidelines on health protocols. We will soon inform the public through releases and on our Facebook page on when and where the training will start," Peligman said.

The training will be supervised by the Health Human Resources Development Bureau of the Department of Health (DOH-HHRDB).

"Qualifications for the contact tracing training is for individuals to have completed at least 10 years of basic education, holder of an alternative learning system certificate of completion with grade 10 equivalent and has basic communication skills. The trainees will be given a P2,400 training allowance for the whole training duration equivalent to P160 a day aside from an insurance coverage, internet allowance and free health protection equipment," Peligman added.

The training program aims to respond to industry skills requirements for contact tracing and produce individuals with 21st Century skills compliant to the existing industry standards.

Tesda also encourages all Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to register their own contact tracing courses.

"For trainers qualifications, they must be a holder of a trainer methodology certificate, practicing trainer for two years within the last five years, has completed any health related courses, has good communication skills with two years public health industry experience in the last five years," Peligman added.


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