Jobs waiting for non-graduates under Tesda program

DAGUPAN CITY, Feb 4 (PIA) — The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has assured the public that jobs are available even to those who did not finish high school.

TESDA Region 1 Director Cenon Querubin said that his office and the Department of Labor and Employment are cross-matching local and international job markets with local job seekers having skills that fit the demand.

Querubin said that most in demand overseas jobs today are commercial cooking, construction and welding.

“We tailor-fit our training programs with the demands of the job market,” Querubin said during the Kapisanan ng mga Broadkasters Forum at the Philippine Information Agency office here.

On top of matching the skills with the employer’s demand, TESDA also offers training programs that attract the interests of specific job seekers under the Youth Profiling for Starring Careers (YP4SC).

“We assist them in looking for careers that fit their interests,” Querubin said.

According to Querubin, most clients under the YP4SC program are high school students including those with lower education level attainment.

Querubin added that they just have to know how to read, write and count.

Querubin said that TESDA also makes rounds in high school campuses to conduct career guidance seminar for graduating students.

Querubin encouraged jobseekers to enrol in short-term courses (one to six months) if they are unable to finish a full degree-course, which can help them land a job quickly.

He urged jobseekers to enrol in training courses that are offered by Tesda for free or in Tesda-accredited private training institutions.

For more information on Tesda programs and training, contact the provincial office through these numbers: 5424702 and 5426577. (MCA/ARF-PIA 1 Pangasinan)

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