March 9, 2018
A total of 192,654 enrolees enlisted as new scholars during the 2-day National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enrolment and Jobs Bridging of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) held in nationwide last February 27-28.
Based on the TESDA record last March 7, 192,652 enrolees availed of TESDA's free technical vocational (tec-voc) courses.
Region III reported the most number of enrolees with 27,248 registrants, followed by ARMM, 22,324; Region XI, 18,732; Region V, 18,575; Region VI, 17,812; Region IV-A, 14,739; Region X, 12,434; Region XII, 10,602; NCR, 10,553; Region lX, 10,146; Region IV-B, 9,153; Region VII, 7,146; CAR, 4,029; CARAGA, 3,159; Region VIII, 2,589; Region ll, 2,475; and lastly Region l with 938 registrants.
The Top 5 in-demand courses for students were Driving NC ll, Computer Systems Servicing NC II, Bread and Pastry Production NC ll, Cookery NC ll, and Dressmaking NC ll.
TESDA Director General Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong said that he is elated over the success of the enrolment program during the two-day National TVET Enrolment at Jobs Bridging held nationwide last February 2008.
Under the jobs bridging project, up to 2,906 job applicants were hired “on the spot” among the 7,932 who applied for more than 80,000 jobs available.
For the jobs fair, 870 companies participated offering more than 80,000 jobs and 2,906 were hired. Other applicants have been scheduled for more interviews.
To address ''job mismatch,'' Mamondiong has encouraged the public to take up courses being offered by TESDA to learn new skills to increase their chances of landing a job.
“Sa mga panahon ngayon hindi na sapat ang may pinag-aralan lang, kailangan ay meron din tayong skills at karagdagang kaalaman para maiwasan na ang tinatawag na ‘job mismatch’ at makahanap tayo ng mas magandang trabaho para sa ating pamilya,'' said Mamondiong. (These days it's not enough that you go to school. You need to have skills to avoid job mismatch so that you can get a good job).
The program aims to step up the advocacy of TESDA, promote and offer the programs of the agency here and abroad, and offer assistance to TVET graduates in search of employment.
The two-day activity was supported by local government units, regional offices ng Department of Labor and Employment, and Public Employment Service Offices (PESO). Other groups that joined the event were various TESDA Vocational Institutions (TVIs), Jollibee Corporation, Toyota Motors Philippines, Ace Hardware and SM Supermarket.
TESDA used online facilities such as Facebook Livestreaming to promote the various programs of the agency.