TESDA launches job and business summit in Pangasinan
LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Aug 28 (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) opened new opportunities for Pangasinenses who lost their jobs and small businesses during the pandemic.
Deputy Director General John Bertiz said the program is one of TESDA’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the lives and livelihood of the Filipinos.
“We have three mandates na inaaksyunan ngayong pandemya – save lives, save jobs and save livelihood,” Bertiz said during the summit held at Purok Marcela in Lingayen town on Thursday.
Bertiz said TESDA has opened trainings and jobs in line with COVID-19 like the preventive skills training and the contact tracing skills training level 2.
Trainings for repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWS) are also offered to meet the demand for caregivers in Taiwan, Japan, Australia and Canada.
Malasakit desks have also been installed in various towns for the agency to know the needs and concerns of the OFWs.
Bertiz urged job and training seekers to download the TESDA App for online trainings for ‘Kaalaman, Kakakayahan at Kabuhayan’ programs of TESDA.
“Pwede na pong i-download ang TESDA app where you can enrol and avail of the 70 online courses aside from the existing 200 online trainings,” the official added.
Meanwhile, Bertiz also led a memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing with the Pangasinan Alliance of Private Technical Vocational Schools (PAPTVS) in the said ceremony.
PAPTVS President Andre Abalos said his group is one with the government in finding solutions to lessen and bring down the rate of unemployment due to the pandemic. (JCR/JPD/VHS, PIA Pangasinan)
PHOTO: Deputy Director General John Bertiz of TESDA led a job and business summit during his recent visit to Pangasinan to open new opportunities for Pangasinenses who lost their jobs and small businesses during the pandemic. (PIA)