April 28, 2023

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is set to participate in the upcoming nationwide celebration of Labor Day.

Spearheaded by DOLE, this year’s Labor Day is observed with the theme “Pabahay, Bilihing Abot- Presyo, Benepisyo ng Matatag na Trabaho Para sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”

The Labor Department earlier announced that it would hold Labor Day job fairs and provide government assistance to workers in 16 regional sites, with the National Capital Region (NCR) as the main event site.

“This nationwide celebration of Labor Day signifies the full commitment of the government to continue to provide necessary assistance to Filipino workers amid the fast-changing needs of the industries,” TESDA Director General Danilo P. Cruz said.

In the NCR, the Labor Day celebration will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on April 30, where TESDA will set up information help desks to address queries of clients regarding TVET scholarships, and TVET program registration and accreditation, among others.

TESDA will also accept scholarship applicants through its Biometric-Enabled Scholarship Registration System for workers who may need further skills training.

Likewise, TESDA, together with its partner industries, will have demonstrations for Mechatronics/Robotics, Visual Graphic Design, Bartending, Cookery and Barista.  There will also be extended reality (XR) simulators for Welding and Fabrication, as well as exhibits for solar-powered chest-type freezers and 4th Industrial Revolution technology in Agriculture, among others.

Furthermore, TESDA will have a ceremonial distribution of P141,000 worth of starter toolkits to selected Special Training for Employment Program scholars.

Meanwhile, TESDA Regional Directors have been directed to properly coordinate with their counterpart DOLE Regional Offices to conduct similar activities for Labor Day celebrations in their respective regions.

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