August 7, 2017
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) have joined forces to provide technical education and skills training for the poor.
TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong and FFCCCII President Domingo Yap led the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) in Binondo, Manila last August 1.
Those who witnessed the signing of the MOA were FFCCCII Vice President Mary Go Ng, FFCCCII Industrial Relations Committee Chairman Anthony Chan, TESDA Deputy Director General for Partnership and Linkages Rebecca Calzado and Deputy Director General for TESD Operations Alvin Feliciano.
Mamondiong said that the agreement between TESDA and FFCCCII is expected to boost the skills and industry exposure of the local labor force.
The FFCCCII was established in 1954 by the Filipino-Chinese community to strengthen the ties of the Filipinos and Chinese while TESDA was formed under Republic Act No. 7796,popularly known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”.
The TESDA-FFCCCII Technical Skills Training Program also aims to identify the individual's strength and weaknesses through skills mapping.
“In line with TESDA’s Two-Pronged Strategy on Poverty Reduction, the project aims to uplift the socio-economic status of the Filipino workforce through the provision of technical skills education and training hereby alleviating poverty," according to the program's objectives.