May 24, 2019
True to its mandate to expand opportunities for Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and several digital/online-based manpower service providers, have signed on Thursday, May 23, at the TESDA-PILMICO Innovation Center (Wooden Spoon), the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop an online platform intended for faster and more effective job-skills matching and employment for skilled TVET graduates.
The upcoming online platform dubbed as "911 sa Trabaho" is in partnership with FindWork Inc., Goodwork Solutions Inc., Machine Ventures Inc., AskGina.ph, Remedium Inc. (Zennya), Teko.ph, Urbia Household Errands Services, Mr. Butler Home Services, Helply.ph, and LBP Service Corporation.
TESDA Director General Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña expressed confidence that with this multi-stakeholder project, TVET graduates from all over the Philippines will be able to network with industry partners, and be able to find jobs that match their skills and qualifications.
The Secretary also underscored the potential of the said platform in increasing the employment rate of TVET graduates thereby alleviating poverty in the said demographic.
“With 911 sa Trabaho, we can tell the TVET graduates and scholars of TESDA that there is a ready platform where they can find opportunities for employment. Our partners will also have access to wide range of quality services which can be provided by skilled TVET graduates,” the TESDA chief added.
TESDA and its program partners agreed to develop this online system in response to real-time demands by communities, enterprises, and even households for access and availability of quality service.
As explained by Deputy Director General for Policies and Planning Rosanna A. Urdaneta, the online system is in line with TESDA Circulars No. 38 s. 2016, “Establishing a Job Linkaging and Networking Services in Public and Private Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs)” and No. 5 s. 2017 – “Continuing Programs for TESDA Alumni.”
“The 911 sa Trabaho shall be anchored on the value-chain creation for socio-economic growth. It articulates the strategic responses for TESDA for the TVET sector as stated in the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan 2018-2022, ” Urdaneta said.
According to Director Elmer Talavera of the Authority’s National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD), a technical working group (TWG) from TESDA and the online service providers shall be convened to produce a user-friendly interface that will streamline communication among customers, service providers, other stakeholders and the certified TVET alumni.
As per the agreement, records on the most in-demand services to date, organized by the digital manpower service providers will be integrated in the platform, to ensure a wider reach both for certified TVET graduates, service providers and customers.
The said service providers will then relay to the Authority the monitoring and evaluation reports and other relevant data on the TVET graduates, including their compensation rates, and job-matching and assessment results.
Skilled and certified TVET graduates are encouraged to enroll in the online system once it is up and running.
"Our mandate should be beyond the provision of skills development. Our job does not stop after the trainees are certified. We have to ensure that they land gainful employment or start a livelihood." Director General Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña says, underscoring the Authority's vital task to ensure employment for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates.
Deputy Director General Rosanna A. Urdaneta asserts that the [911 sa Trabaho] "shall be anchored on the value-chain creation for socio-economic growth" and that it is lined with the provisions of TESDA Circulars No. 38 s. 2016, “Establishing a Job Linkaging and Networking Services in Public and Private Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs)” and No. 5 s. 2017 – “Continuing Programs for TESDA Alumni” as well as the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan 2018-2022.
"This network of digital/online service providers will be tapped and engaged so that we can serve the needs of communities, enterprises and households, and likewise increase the employability of our TVET graduates," assures National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD) Executive Director Elmer K. Talavera.
Mr. Noel J. Cuevas of the TESDA Learning Development Division (LDD-NITESD) apprises the signees on the obligations of their respective parties as per the MOU for 911 sa Trabaho TESDA Program for Certified TVET Graduates.
Findwork Inc., represented by Chief Operating Officer Ana Liziel Villavicencio-Cosgayon (center) and Ms. Maritoni Quioge (left) sign the MOU for 911 sa Trabaho together with TESDA Director General Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña (center) and Deputy Director General Rosanna A. Urdaneta (right).
Andrew Koger (left), Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Goodwork Solutions Inc. shakes hands with Secretary Lapeña after signing the MOU.
Managing Director Catherine Castillo (center), accompanied by Ms. Fiona Lazaro, represented Machine Ventures Inc. (MyKuya), one of TESDA's industry partners for 911 sa Trabaho.
LBP Service Corporation was represented by Talent Acquisition Head Maria Eleanor Alberto (left).
Mr. Aaron Adam B. Gallanosa (left) signed the MOU representing Mr. Butler Home Services.
Ms. Abyzz Deizziree D. Sampilo (center), President of Urbia Household Errand Services was accompanied by Ms. Jocelyn R. Montante (left) during the MOU signing.
Director for Service Quality Amor Lynn Macalalad (left), signs the MOU on behalf of Remedium Inc. (Zennya).
Ms. Menchie Dizon (left), Founder of AskGina.ph together with Director General Lapeña (center) and Deputy Director General Urdaneta (right).
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