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Thursday, April 27, 2017

TESDA Offers Scholarship and Allowance to Former OFWs, ex-drug dependents


Starting May 1 the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority's (TESDA) will launch the "Emergency Skills Training Program" that will provide training scholarship and allowances to the following beneficiaries; Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers Rehabilitated Drug Dependents Other members of the marginalized sector According to TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong, the scholars will receive the following benefits; Free tuition Transportation Allowance Tools Meals of the scholars "Maraming tao ang nangangailangan ng skills agad-agad... maraming OFWs ang umuwi dahil hindi tugma yung skills nila sa kailangan ng employer," Mamondiong said.



(Watch:TESDA, may libreng skills training program para sa mga OFW)

Starting May 1 the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority's (TESDA) will launch the "Emergency Skills Training Program" that will provide training scholarship and allowances to the following beneficiaries;
  • Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers
  • Rehabilitated Drug Dependents
  • Other members of the marginalized sector

According to TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong, the scholars will receive the following benefits;
  • Free tuition
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Tools
  • Meals of the scholars
"Maraming tao ang nangangailangan ng skills agad-agad... maraming OFWs ang umuwi dahil hindi tugma yung skills nila sa kailangan ng employer," Mamondiong said.

The goal of the program is to improve lives of repatriated OFWs, former drug dependents, and illegal settlers.

Also on the priority list are the wives of the traffic enforcers.

"We can, to reduce extortion activities conducted by traffic enforcers by helping their spouses have an additional source of income," Mamondiong said.





The following are the courses offered under the scholarship
  • carpentry
  • masonry
  • welding
  • plumbing
  • electrical installation maintenance
  • cookery
  • food processing
  • bus and straight truck driving.
(Watch:TESDA, may libreng skills training para sa mga napauwing OFW at sumukong drug-dependents)

It is because the eight vocational courses are the most in demand skills in major job-generating industries such as construction, tourism, agri-fisheries, health and wellness, and ICT, Mamondiong said.

Qualifications for Interested Applicants
  • At least 18 years old
  • High school graduate
(Watch:Good Morning Kuya: TESDA Online Courses for OFWs)



Requirements
  • Submit 2 pieces 1x1 picture with white background
  • Accomplished application form from TESDA training centers of TESDA's official website

"We will launch the program in the National Capital Region on May 1 just in time for Labor Day, and plan to expand it nationwide within the month," Mamondiong said.

The application will start in May but grants will be given on a first come, first serve basis.


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