February 27, 2018
More than 6,000 jobs await the graduates of technical vocational education and training (TVET), jobseekers, career shifters and even displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the National TVET Enrollment Day and Jobs Bridging of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – National Capital Region (TESDA-NCR) which will be held on February 28.
This is based on the list of jobs being offered by 70 industrial firms and companies which are taking part in the TVET enrollment and jobs fair.
Up to 3,000 TVET enrollees, graduates, jobseekers and OFWs from the six districts of TESDA-NCR are expected to show up at the TESDA Multi-Purpose Gym, TESDA Complex in Taguig City starting at 9 a.m. The enrollment and job fair will begin at 10 a.m. up to 5 p.m.
TESDA officials will also distribute starter tool kits for last year's beneficiaries of the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP).
TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong, said that the enrollment and jobs fair aims to step up the advocacy of the different programs and services of TESDA to its clients in the different regions, specially those in the grassroots or barangay levels, for them to avail of the agency’s scholarship programs.
The activity will also help TVET graduates, jobseekers, career shifters and displaced OFWs find jobs being offered by the participating companies.
The TVET enrolment and jobs fair will be done simultaneously nationwide in different provinces, municipalities and districts at such locations as capitols, malls, sports complexes, stadiums and other easily accessible public places.
Secretary Mamondiong has encouraged the pubic to take part in the national TVET enrolment and jobs bridging event.
For the enrollees to tech-voc courses, they should bring an identification card, such as an NSO Birth Certificate, and 1x1 ID pictures, while job applicants can present their updated bio-data and TESDA certificate/s.