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Voc Tech Programs Gain Headway in Western Visayas PDF Print E-mail

As of November this year, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) 6 Information Officer Bernadetter Puertas said that some 54,586 persons have already graduated in the various TVET programs offered by TESDA accredited schools and training institutions in the region. The figure is about 95.86 % of its target of 56,944 graduates for 2013.

Puertas attributed the positive indicator to the effort of the agency to make TVET accessible to those interested and the high demand for tech-voc graduates.

She said many have also started to realize that in getting tech-voc courses they can finish their course in a short period of time and land job faster and easily as they can start their own business or get employed.

To date, around 26, 111 of the total graduates are now into wage and self-employment.

Puertas said tech voc graduates and skilled workers are also encouraged to undergo the certification and assessment being conducted by TESDA under its Philippine TVET Qualification and Certification System to further improve their skills and employability.

As of November this year, TESDA 6 has already certified and assessed a total of 86, 544 graduates and workers. Of the total figure, 47, 874 were already given National Certificates (NC) and 38, 670 certificates of competencies.

A NC is issued to individuals who have demonstrated competence in all units of competency that comprised a Qualification while a COC is given to those who have satisfactorily demonstrated competence on a particular or cluster of units of competency.

Puertas said the certificates are like a badge that holders can use when they apply for jobs.

“A NC or COC holder has a bigger chance to be hired by employers over the others because these are national certificates issued by the government,” said Puertas in an interview over PIA Kapehan Regionwide program in Radyo ng Bayan-Iloilo.

The survey they conducted among hotels and resorts in Boracay Island, Puertas said, indicated positive feedbacks for their graduates. Employers said they won’t hire applicants without TESDA certificates.

Individuals, may it be students or workers, who want to determine his/her qualification level can apply for assessment in any private TESDA-accredited assessment centers, TESDA Regional and Provincial Offices and TESDA TVET Institutions-Assessment Centers. (JCM/LAF/PIA6)

- See more at: http://r06.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=931387170731#sthash.DWmb2xOs.dpuf

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