Monday, April 4, 2011

TESDA certifies over 7,000 returning workers, jobseekers

Over 7,000 returning Filipino workers and other jobseekers are now certified to be efficient and highly qualified for high paying jobs, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) today reported.

TESDA said it has certified more than half of those who participated in a week-long skills assessment and certification program, including about 200 workers who returned from their jobs overseas.

Out of the 11,684 who underwent assessment a total of 6,806 were given the title of Certified Filipino Worker (Sertipikadong Pinoy), a proof of their efficiency, adeptness and excellence in their respective field of expertise.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said the agency was prepared to assess all applicants who enlisted, but only close to 12,000 showed up during the actual assessment.

From March 28 to April 1, TESDA offered free National Technical-Vocational Competency Assessment and Certification to returning workers and vocational graduates nationwide.

He said the five-day program gathered a total of 23,898 applicants nationwide, which exceeded the agency's target of 20,000 for the first batch.

"With the assessment and certification, our OFWs and TESDA graduates will have something else to show their prospective employers. It will be a plus factor for their employment here or abroad," Villanueva said.


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