TESDA Contact Tracing training grads now ready for deployment

01 October 2020
TAGUIG CITY – A total of 50 scholars of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-NCR who have completed their training on Contact Tracing Level II are expected to be employed as contact tracers in their respective communities.  

TESDA has assisted the graduates in their application to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and were also endorsed to the local government units (LGUs) where the graduates reside.

Some are now preparing their documentary requirements for employment while the others are scheduled for interview.

During the opening ceremony for the first batch of trainees held last month, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña commended the scholars for choosing to serve the country.  

“Thank you for your bravery. Napakahalaga ng inyong role bilang contact tracers.  Ang inyong mahusay at mabilis na aksyon ang magiging susi ng ating pamahalaan para mapigil ang pagdami ng covid cases,” Lapeña said.

The next batches for Contact Tracing Level II training are now being prepared by the TESDA-NCR to ensure continuous delivery of the program in the coming months.

Meanwhile, TESDA-NCR Regional Director Florencio Sunico, Jr. reported that the first batch of 28 additional trainers from the six (6) District Offices of TESDA-NCR have completed the Multiplier Training of Trainers on Contact Tracing Level II Program.

The seven-day training for TESDA trainers is the pilot project of the Agency to ensure the sufficient number of trainers who can conduct more contact tracing training nationwide.

Lapeña is optimistic that this initiative will benefit the community and the LGUs particularly in the barangay level.

“It is through this program that we can produce more graduates for the LGUs to utilize as contact tracers who will work to prevent the spread of coronavirus in their respective barangays,” Lapeña said.

Meanwhile, TESDA-Regions II, III and IV-A are also set to conduct similar trainings after several TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) in their regions registered the training program with the Agency.  

Contact Tracing Level II, developed by TESDA with the help of the Health Human Resources Development Bureau of the Department of Health and other health industry experts, is intended to capacitate and increase the workforce of the LGUs tasked to track down the close contacts of individuals who tested positive with COVID-19. ###

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