TESDA offers skills training for OFWs on May 1

UNTV News and Rescue

MANILA — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority  (TESDA) is offering 300 free slots for its skills training program as part of the celebration of Labour Day on May 1.

The training program is open to overseas Filipino workers who lost their jobs abroad.

The training program is also offered to drug surrenderers’ who want to turn a new leaf as well as to relatives of cops and soldiers who died in performing their duties to the state.

TESDA’s training program aims to provide them the opportunity to have livelihood, and earn a living.

“Walang bayad ito,wala kang problema sa assesment,walang problema sa certification, transportation allowance nagbibigay tayo, hindi na rin kailangang magbaon kasi free ang lunch at merienda, ang hindi lang pwedeng magtraining dito yung tamad,” TESDA director general Secretary Guiling Mamondiong said.

(This is for free. Participants will have no problem in the assessment, certification, and transportation allowance. We will also provide free lunch and snacks. Only the lazy are not allowed in the training.)

The courses offered by TESDA include service engine mechanical components, carpentry, masonry, production of processed food, and setting up of audio-video production system, among others.

TESDA also offers language courses like English, Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish and Italian. The training will last for ten to 38 days, depending on the course.

All interested applicants just need to visit the TESDA Central Office in Taguig City.

It is open to applicants aged 18 years and above. Applicants have to bring their 2×2 pictures, and fill out the application form for the training. Application online is also available via www.tesda.gov ph.

“Kami po nakikipagugnayan sa iba’t-ibang opisina ng ating pamahalaan upang makipagtulungan para kung ready na ang mga ito makapagtrabaho,” Secretary Mamondiong added. (We are coordinating with various government offices to hire the applicants once they are ready to work.)

The application will start on May 1, while the training will begin on May 31. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue

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