The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and non-profit organization Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) recently created a workplace development project called YouthWorks PH, which will provide skills to youth. The program will run in seven areas across the country, including Iloilo.
“TESDA must ensure, more than ever before, to strengthen its ties with the industry so that no one gets left behind in the fast-paced workplace,” explained TESDA Director-General Guiling Mamondiong. “TESDA and PBEd will work hand-in-hand to update competency standards, curricula, and training regulations; and create new ones.”
Through YouthWorks PH, the private sector will work with technical-vocational education and training institutions to assist in finding employment for training graduates.
“This partnership with TESDA brings us one step closer in co-developing solutions that align education and training to national competitive needs to enable people to get the right jobs,” said PBED Executive Director Lovelaine Basillote.
The program will also run in the National Capital Region, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao, Zamboanga City, and General Santos City./WDJ