October 1, 2017
Umabot sa 87.38% industry workers ang pumasa sa Competency Assessment and Certification for Workers (CACW) ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) matapos itong ilunsad sa sampung rehiyon.
Ayon kay TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong, sa pamamagitan ng programang ito ay mahihikayat ang mga industry workers na dumaan sa assessment at certification ng ahensiya na kanilang magagamit para mapaangat ang kalidad ng kanilang kasanayan.
“The CACW aims to provide Assessment and Certification program to industry workers; expand clients’ access to assessment and certification program; enhance competitiveness, employability and productivity of industry workers; and upgrade the qualifications of existing workers, trainers and assessors to higher level of qualification”, sabi pa ni Mamondiong.
Aniya, umabot din sa 150 representatives ang nakilahok sa paglulunsad ng CACW na kinabibilangan ng Industry Association/Partners, Government Institutions, TESDA officials and staff at Accredited Competency and Assessment Center Managers mula sa National Capital Region (NCR).
Kabilang sa mga nakilahok sa paglulunsad ng CACW program ay ang Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI); Association of Carriers and Equipment Lessors (ACEL); Association of Construction and Informal Workers (ACIW); Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI); Confederation of Truckers Association of the Philippines (CTAP); Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP); eMechanics Computer Peripherals and Services.
Nakibahagi din sa inilunsad na CACW ang Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP); Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI); Mechatronics Industries Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MIAP); Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI); Philippine Construction Association, Inc. (PCA); Philippine Pharmacists Association, Inc. (PPhA); Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI); Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI); Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) at ang TESDA.
Base sa talaan, kabilang sa mga qualifications na kasama sa CACW program ay ang Scaffolding Erection (NC II); Pharmacy Services (NC III); Food and Beverage Services (NC II); Hilot-Wellness Massage (NC II); Housekeeping (NC II); Shielded Metal Arc Welding (NC II); Driving (NC II); Visual Graphic Design (NC II); Automotive Servicing (NC II); Computer Systems Servicing (NC II); Motorcycle and Small Engine (NC II) at Electrical Installation and Maintenance (NC II).
Bukod sa NCR, kasabay ding inilunsad ang CACW sa Region III, Region IV-B, Region V, Region VI, Region VII, Region VIII, Region IX, Region XII at CARAGA Region.