Halos 11M Pinoy tech-voc grads sa Duterte admin

Halos 11M Pinoy tech-voc grads sa Duterte admin

June 1, 2022 @ 9:49 AM 3 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines – Nasa 10.8 milyong Pilipino ang nagtapos o naka-graduate habang 7.1 milyon naman ang nakakuha ng kanilang Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) national certificates sa administrasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

“With the signing of EO No. 83 or Adopting National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan of 2018-2022, TESDA’s role in developing a skilled workforce was further underscored,” ayon kay Secretary Isidro Lapeña sa isinagawang ‘second day’ ng Duterte Legacy Summit sa Pasay City.

Mula sa apat na scholarship programs bago pa ang Duterte administration, sinabi ni Lapeña na maraming scholarship programs ang ipinatupad simula noon.

Taong 2018, nagsimula ang TESDA na iimplementa ang free tech-voc education training (TVET) sa state-run tech-voc institutions.

“From 2018 (to present), over 1.5 million ‘special clients’ have availed of various skills training. These clients include former rebels, indigenous people, drug surrenderers, 4Ps beneficiaries, persons deprived of liberty, agrarian reform beneficiaries, as well as families of uniformed personnel who were either killed or wounded in action,” dagdag na pahayag nito.

“In 2021, TESDA implemented the “Tulong Trabaho” Program, which seeks to provide scholarships to address the job-skills mismatch in the country, and lessen the number of unemployed Filipinos,” aniya pa rin.

“Our guiding principle, ‘TESDA Abot Lahat,’ has reinforced our mandate of making TVET accessible,”pahayag ni Lapeña.

Nagdala naman ng serbisyo ang TESDA sa mga far-flung areas, at geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA).

Tinukoy nito ang Project TALA (TESDA Alay ay Liwanag) sa Sitio Blit, South Cotabato, kung saan nagdaos ng training ang TESDA hinggil sa “photovoltaic systems installation at distributed solar panels.”

Aniya, “TESDA’s agricultural courses training, farmers in Barangay Alegria in Alabel, Sarangani generated a sustainable source of income.” Kris Jose