TESDA set to 47 Labor Day job seekers

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LOAKAN, BAGUIO CITY—The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is set to provide skills training to 47 job seekers referred by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), skills training and assessment to 31 clients directly served by TESDA-CAR during the conduct of Labor Day Job’s Fair last May 1.

“Rest assured that we will be providing the necessary skills trainings that these job seekers wish to avail from our agency,” said Engineer Manuel B. Wong, acting regional director of TESDA-CAR on Wednesday.

He said that attending to the needs of the clients is in line with the President Rodrigo Duterte’s effort to aid the marginalized communities with skills development that would uplift their conditions.

He reiterated that TESDA supports the objectives of other line agencies in providing quality services to the public.

“Although the mandate of TESDA focuses on trainings, we are also eyeing for a suitable employment for our graduates,” he said.

Adding, “Our thrust now is training for livelihood and employment after. It is a must that trained IP scholars and graduates will be employed,” he said.

The annual labor-day job fair in Baguio started a pivotal shift from simply offering jobs becoming a T-N-K or the “Trabaho” (job), “Negosyo” (business) and “Kabuhayan” (livelihood) thus providing an option to job seekers.

The Labor Day job fair in the city offered 18,256 job vacancies with 2,638 for local employment from 38 companies and 15,618 overseas jobs offered by 10 manpower companies.

Based on the report of the Department of Labor And Employment (DOLE) there were 349 Hired On The Spot (HOTS) for both local and overseas job.

A pre-registration was held on April 11 and 12 at the Regional Training Center (RTC) and Baguio City School of Arts and Trades (BCSAT) respectively, to allow interested job seekers to cut short their queuing time on the day itself.

Meanwhile, a total of 31 clients availed TESDA programs and services, while 194 Filipino worker-applicants benefited from the Wellness Clinic set up by TESDA-Benguet during the conduct of Labor Day Job’s Fair last May 1.

“A total of 31 clients have been served during the conduct of labor Day job’s fair last May 1. Twenty-eight have registered for various scholarship programs under TESDA while three have registered under the free Competency Assessment and Certification for Workers (CACW),” said Engineer David Bungallon, provincial director of TESDA-Baguio-Benguet on Wednesday.

Of the 31 served clients, four registered in Bread and Pastry Production National Certificate (NC)  II; one in  Events Management Services NC II;  four in CNC Milling Machine Operations NC II; two in Caregiving NC II; two in Cookery NC II; three in Trainers Methodology I; one in Technical Drafting NC II; four in Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I; two in Barista NC II; one in Animation NC II; one in Slaughtering Operations NC II; three in Hydraulic Excavator NC II; and three have registered under CACW.

He also said that the provincial office of Baguio-Benguet provided Health and Wellness services to the public during the said activity.

“Actually the services were provided by our 16 community based trainees under the Bottoms Up Budgeting (BUB) program in Basic Training on Beauty Care with the City Government of Baguio,” he said.

He disclosed that there were 194 applicants served: 80 clients in Body Massage; 32 in haircut and 82 in manicure–pedicure.

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