TESDA told: Provide skills enhancement amid COVID

TESDA told: Provide skills enhancement amid COVID

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Friday urged the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide more technical and vocational training and skills enhancement opportunities to Filipinos, especially displaced workers, to help them find other livelihood opportunities amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

In the hearing on the Senate Committee of the Whole on Thursday, Go brought up the issue to TESDA director general Isidro Lapeña, saying that many affected individuals need alternative livelihood opportunities given the adverse impact of the pandemic to the economy.

This comes after the senator – together with other officials, sent off from Quezon City the first batch of Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa Program beneficiaries bound for Leyte.

Lapeña, on the other hand, said that the agency will be accommodating these individuals so they can find better employment and livelihood opportunities in the wake of the crisis.

Go earlier urged TESDA to conduct technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs that will be responsive to the need of the local economy as these programs are important in offering employment opportunities for Filipinos and, in turn, help them recover from economic losses after the pandemic.

In the same hearing, Go also asked DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez on the total number of applicants who will be given assistance through the different programs offered by the department to support micro and small enterprises affected by the COVID-19 situation.— Source: TDT / tribune.net.ph


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