ILIGAN CITY (PIA)–To provide better employment opportunities to Filipinos amidst the pandemic, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is offering more skills training to qualified recipients under the Tulong Trabaho Act.
In an episode of Kapehan sa Iligan Chamber, TESDA Lanao del Norte Provincial Director Noralainie Rasul, said the program dubbed Tulong Trabaho Scholarship Program (TTSP) primarily aims to address unemployment, job-skill mismatch, provide assistance to displaced workers, and support industry distressed enterprises.
TTSP is open to any person who is at least 15 years old and who either is not employed or not in training including displaced workers and long-term unemployed.
Employed workers who intend to develop and expand their current skills and training can also avail the program except those who are currently trained by their employers.
Qualified beneficiaries enrolling in the program will be provided with training fees, assessment and certification fees, one-year accident insurance coverage, training support fund amounting to P160 per day, learning materials allowance, and P1,000 allowance for personal protective equipment and internet.
Rasul said the program also prioritizes some sectors to include agriculture, fishery and forestry to address food sustainability; tourism; construction; ICT and business management; transportation and logistics; manufacturing; and health and wellness.
Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2019, the Tulong Trabaho Act aims to provide free access to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to qualified beneficiaries. It also seeks to strengthen the qualifications of the Filipino workforce to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving workplaces and work structures. (APB/PIA Lanao del Norte)