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PH government launches ‘911 TESDA’ employment app

The Philippine government on July 30, 2019 officially launched “911 TESDA”, an online application providing the graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) a platform to look for job requirements.

The “911 TESDA,” initially available as web-based application, was created not just to help TESDA graduates, but also to make it more convenient for the public, especially those who need services, to find workers.

Eight digital online services providers (DOSPs) have recently signed a partnership with TESDA for the app.

TESDA graduates from 2017 may apply to be accredited by the DOSPs. The two will have an agreement on how things would work.

DOSPs would screen the workers they would send to those who would be needing services.

The agency initially targeted to launch the app by July 18, and make this available initially in Metro Manila.

As of July 30, 2019, the public could only access “911 TESDA” via web www.911tesda.ph.

The services are initially available for those in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.

“911 TESDA” is currently limited to services including housekeeper, kitchen staff, aircon cleaner, laundry, lighting installation or repair, and accounting clerk.

TESDA-NCR director Conrado Bares earlier told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that when someone needs a service, the partner DOSP would look for the registered worker nearest the vicinity.

“This would give the TESDA graduates the option to work with the DOSP either full-time or part-time, depending on their availability,” he added.

Bares also bared that the DOSPs said 42,000 people in NCR are needing the services of certified TESDA graduates.

Among the in-demand services are massage, carpentry, housekeeping, programming and call center, Bares said.

TESDA’s mandate, Bares said, is not just to give education or training, but also help its graduates find employment or livelihood opportunities.

TESDA’s tagline, “Abot Lahat” targets that more people, especially in the regions, would benefit from TESDA scholarships and services. (PNA)

TESDA makes 6,000 jobs available to Filipinos

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) opened over 6,000 jobs for Filipinos at its recently concluded job fair in Bicutan, Taguig.

A news report said TESDA information officer Nina Dodd estimated that around 70 employers, 3,000 TVET enrolees, TESDA graduates as well as job seekers flocked at the agency’s National Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Enrollment Day on February 27.

TESDA made the program available to citizens living in National Capital Region.

Following this successful activity, the agency seeks to bring this kind of job fair across the country this August.

It plans to make the TVET enrollment and the job fair accessible to many Filipinos by introducing this to provinces, districts, municipalities, malls, among others.

TESDA said it only requires enrolees to bring identification card, 1×1 ID picture, while job seekers should have their resumes and TESDA certificates.

Its director general Guiling Mamondiong stressed this move was to further familiarize Filipinos with its advocacies and programs.

The organization, he added, is focusing on Filipinos in barangays and underserved areas.