BORONGAN, March 2, 2018–The Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has just concluded a two day TVET enrollment and jobs bridging which was aimed at encouraging more Filipinos to enroll in technical and vocational courses, and to facilitate the enrollment of those interested.
Eastern Samar TESDA director Rolando Juanillo said that those interested can avail of the scholarship program offered by TESDA.
There are 182 available scholarship slots, distributed among different TESDA accredited institutions in the province.
There are 3 public technical and vocational schools, namely, SNSAT in Taft, ANAS in Arteche and BNAS in Balangiga, and the rest are privately operated, offering skills training leading to National Certification II (NCII).
Courses available are shielded metal arc welding, computer system servicing, carpentry, food and beverage servicing, organic agriculture production and others.
The scholarship is open to Filipinos 15 years old and up, and must have completed grade 10. The grant covers free training and free assessment cost.
Director Juanillo said that before giving scholarship slots to the training institutions, they look at the employment trend.
He said that the key employment generators here and abroad are in the metal and engineering sectors, health and social development, information/communication, agri-fishery and the tourism industry.
Juanillo further said that the training schools have their own employment facilitation units that help link the graduates to prospective employers.
Meanwhile, TESDA, in cooperation with PAGCOR will be launching a mobile training laboratory in Jipapad on March 12. This is to ensure equitable access to voc-tech education. Trainings will be on appliance repair, bread and pastry, electrical installation and maintenance, food processing and plumbing. (Eden Cidro/Este News)