Tech-voc courses to lessen job mismatch: TESDA chief
MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong said that taking technical-vocational (tech-voc) courses would help address job mismatch and also increase one’s chances of getting a job.
In a statement, Mamondiong noted that these days, one needs to have additional skills and knowledge.
“It’s not enough that you go to school. I encourage the public to take courses from TESDA and learn new skills to increase their chances of landing a job,” he said.
Based on TESDA’s recently concluded two-day National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enrollment and Jobs Bridging nationwide, the top five in-demand tech-voc courses were Driving NC ll, Computer Systems Servicing NC II, Bread and Pastry Production NC ll, Cookery NC ll, and Dressmaking NC ll.
The activity, held last February 27-28 at TESDA Compound in Bicutan, Taguig, was also held in different provinces, municipalities, and districts at the capitols, malls, stadiums, and other easily accessible places.
Successful Nat’l TVET Day
Mamondiong said the two-day event was successful, as TESDA recorded 192,652 enrollees in the agency’s tech-voc courses.
TESDA shared that Region 3 had the most number of enrollees with 27,248 registrants, followed by ARMM with 22,324; Region 11 with 18,732; Region 5 with 18,575; Region 6 with 17,812; and Region 4-A with 14,739.
Region 10 had 12,434 enrollees; Region 12 had 10,602; NCR recorded 10,553, while Region 9 had 10,146.
Region 4-B had 9,153; Region 7 had 7,146; Cordillera Administrative Region had 4,029; Caraga had 3,159; Region 8 had 2,589; Region 2 and Region 1 had 2,475 and 938 registrants, respectively.
More than 800 companies participated in the job fair and 80,000 jobs were offered.
TESDA said 2,906 applicants were hired on the spot during the two-day event. (PNA)