Friday, February 24, 2012

Education and Training Benefits for OFWs from OWWA

Here are the education and training benefits for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) offered by OWWA.
  1. Skill-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) A technical or vocational training accredited by government institutions granted to member-OFWs or their dependents/beneficiaries in the form of financial assistance of Php14,500.00 maximum.

  2. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) A scholarship granted to qualified dependents/beneficiaries of active member-OFWs for a college degree (4-5 years), in the form of financial assistance of Php 60,000.00 per school year.

  3. Seafarers’ Comprehensive Education and Training Programs
    • Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) A training assistance to member-seafarers in upgrading their skills and competencies to sustain their employability on board foreign-going vessels in the form of financial assistance of Php7,500.00.
    • Maritime Dugtong Aral (MDA) A scholarship granted to qualified graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or BS Electrical Engineering (BSEE), who wish to pursue a BS Marine Engineering (BSMarE) Course.
    • Cadetship Program for Top 200 Maritime Cadets A financial incentive granted to the top 200 cadets (Deck and Engine) to ensure completion of their course and employability on board foreign-going vessel.
    • Martime Educational Development Loan Program (MEDLOP) An interest free educational loan (Study Now Pay Later) to prospective marine officers and engineers with guaranteed employment on-board foreign-going vessel.

  4. OWWA TULAY Project A special project in partnership with Microsoft Corporation which provides information and communication technology training granted to OFWs and their families to broaden their career opportunities and

  5. Tuloy Aral Project (TAP) An educational assistance to less fortunate children of former OFWs to finish their elementary and high school education by providing US$100.00 financial support from OFWs/organizations/ associations/private sectors at posts.
  6. Pre-Departure Orientation Program (PDOP) A mandatory learning session extended to departing migrant workers to cope with overseas employment realities.

  7. Comprehensive Pre-Departure Education Program (CPDEP) A mandatory language training and culture familiarization for Household Service Workers (HSWs) to acquire conversational skills and cultural know-how, stress management and basic life support skills.

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