Month: November 2012

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DSWD, TESDA-CL prepares for Cash for Training project

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Central Luzon’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-CL) braces for the implementation of the P139M Cash for Training Project (C4TP) for the region.

During the recent orientation of Central Luzon’s provincial, city and municipal social welfare at the Heroes Hall, City of San Fernando, TESDA-CL Regional Director Teodoro Gatchalian, explained that each C4TP scholar shall receive a training package worth P20,000. This includes the payment of training fees, starter tool kit, and training allowance. Post training assistance will be provided by TESDA thru its jobs bridging activities. Likewise, the DSWD and PESO of local government units shall assist the graduates to land jobs, and organize and nurture micro enterprises.

 With the help of our TESDA Technology Institutions, the public and private technical vocational institutions, and local government units, the scholars will be trained for wage (trabaho) or self-employment (hanapbuhay), he explained. He added that the trainings will be delivered either in-school (classroom-type approach) or on-site thru the mobile training system using the system of TESDA’s Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP). The training for hanapbuhay includes helpful modules on entrepreneurial skills development.

 The C4TP is a spin-off of the Philippine government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), more popularly known in the country as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The project is expected to produce close to 7,000 scholars to be identified under the expanded Government Incentives Program (GIP) being steered by the DSWD. The project is expected to kick-off in 2013.

 Aside from the TWSP, RD Gatchalian also discussed TESDA’s pro-active jobs skills matching process, its major programs and services, and the competency assessment and certification program. The latter becomes an integral part of the C4TP since all the scholar-graduates shall undergo competency assessment to affirm their skills proficiency for them to earn a National Certificate (NC) or Certificate of Competency (COC). The NC or COC are indispensable documents that matter in the world of employment especially in overseas.


TESDA-CL to upgrade skills for jobs of Zambaleños

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Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Central Luzon (TESDA-CL) Regional Director Teodoro Gatchalian and Zambales Provincial Director Elizabeth Manio recently joined Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr., Vice Governor Ramon Lacbain and the heads of regional government agencies to map out plans to upgrade the skills for employment of Zambaleños.

All regional agency heads and representatives responded to some 14 identified issues related to skills upgrading and agreed on the actions to be taken in the activity dubbed as Agency Regional Offices and Zambales Provincial Officials Dialogue held recently at Gov. Ebdane’s hometown in Sinabacan, Candelaria, Zambales.

The NEDA-III sponsored dialogue is the initial response to Gov. Ebdane’s call for a purposive and focused assistance to Zambales primarily to upgrade the skills of the residents towards employment and productivity. Below is TESDA-CL’s share in the action plan. Also present to provide related assistance are the heads and representatives of DepEd DOLE, DSWD, DTI, CHED, DOST, DA, and an SUC.


TESDA’s Commitment

Actions to be Taken



Inadequate employment opportunities for TVET and baccalaureate graduates. Also: less employable graduates



-Ensure the availability of qualified manpower

-Institutionalize on-line jobs referral system

-Improve best job-fit

-Reduce job-labor mismatch

-Implement enterprise-based training among tech-voc providers and SUCs

-Enhance training curriculum to include values education and entrepreneurship development


Inadequate scholarship subsidy

Purposive and effective implementation of the DSWD-TESDA Cash for Training Program


-Rationalize distribution of scholarship slots


Oversupply of nurses

Retraining/re-tooling for specific programs

Provision of training thru scholarships, and competency assessment







Job-skills mismatch

-Continuous promotion of Dual Training System

-Conduct of industry profiling

-Close cooperation with the authorities of the three (3) Freeport Zones of Central Luzon based on signed MOA

-Regular review of courses

-Curriculum offered to be linked to industry needs

-partner with LGUs to establish and manage provincial and/or municipal training centers





Retraining/re-tooling of workers and labor force to fit the needs of the local and overseas work demands

Need for skills upgrading to promote employment opportunities and address job-skills mismatch

-Conduct appropriate training programs based on key employment generators (KEGs)

Promote delivery of higher order thinking skills (HOTS)

Need for assessment and certification of teachers in Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE)

-Conduct competency assessment and certification schedules


Assess and certify TLE teachers


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