Job Linkaging and Networking ng TESDA pinalakas
Public Information Unit
June 25, 2018
Job Linkaging and Networking ng TESDA pinalakas
Pinalakas ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Job Linkaging and Networking Services (JoLiNS) nito upang higit na matulungan ang mga technical and vocational education and training (TVET) graduates sa pagkuha ng trabaho, scholarships, at posibleng oportunidad na magkamit ng loan packages sa idaraos na World Café of Opportunities.
Sinabi ni TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling ‘Gene’ A. Mamondiong na isa sa mga hakbang upang matagumpay itong maisakatuparan ay ang pagpapatupad ng 5-day capability building program para sa 53 opisyal at empleyado ng ahensya bilang paghahanda sa idaraos na World Café of Opportunities para matulungan ang mga graduates na madaling makahanap ng trabaho.
Ang programa na may titulong “Strengthening the Competencies on Industry Coordination of Career Advocates and JoLiNS Focals” ay gaganapin sa National TVET Trainers Academy (NTTA) sa Marikina City sa darating June 25-29, 2018.
Ipinaliwanag ni Mamondiong na ang World Café of Opportunities ay isang jobs fair na sabay-sabay na gaganapin sa labimpitong rehiyon ng ahensya sa buong bansa kasabay sa pagdiriwang ng National Technical-Vocational (tech-voc) Day sa darating na Agosto 25, subalit magiging regular na itong isasagawa, dalawang beses sa isang taon o isang beses bawat semester, sa kani-kanilang rehiyon o probinsya sa susunod na mga taon.
Matatandaan na nilagdaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noong Pebrero 7, 2018 ang Republic Act No. 10970 bilang batas na nagdedeklara sa Agosto 25 tuwing taon bilang National Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Day sa bansa matapos pagtibayin ng Senado at Kamara ang panukalang batas ukol dito.
Ayon kay Mamondiong, layunin ng programa na palalawakin ang kakayahan ng mga kalahok na 53 opisyal at empleyado gayundin ang mga TESDA Technology Institutes (TTIs)/ Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) sa industry coordination para matagumpay na maidaos ang World Café of Opportunities sa kani-kanilang kinasasakupang lugar.
Sa nasabing bilang, 17 regional office focals ang sasanayin sa Career Advocacy Program; 17 Focal Provincial Directors sa Job Linkaging and Networking Services(JoLiNS) at World Café of Opportunities; 17 JoLiNS Persons mula sa mga TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) at 2 Career Advocates mula sa Partnerships and Linkages Office(PLO).
Ang World Café of Opportunities ay isang job opportunities at iba pang employment support interventions na iaalok at ilalagay sa iba’t ibang stations sa loob ng event area kung saan, iikot ang mga naghahanap ng trabaho at pumili nang gusto nilang oportunidad.
Ang target beneficiaries nito ay ang mga TVET graduates na naghahanap ng trabaho, TVET graduates, entrepreneurs, kumpanya/industriya na may job vacancies at Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) returnees at kanilang mga kuwalipikadong beneficiaries.
Ang mga iniaalok na serbisyo ay mga job opportunities; basic/upgrading skills na hinihingi para sa employment ng lahat ng TVET graduates at industry workers; technical assistance para sa mga TVET graduate/entrepreneurs upang makapag-loan para sa itatayong negosyo; pagkuha at pagsasanay sa mga OFW returnees at ang kanilang mga kuwalipikadong benefiaries.
Lahat ng regional at provincial offices (RO/PO) ay kailangang magsagawa ng regular semestral sectoral World Café of Opportunities sa pamamagitan ng JoLiNS.
Ayon kay Mamondiong, bawat tanggapan ng TESDA ay kailangang magtalaga ng Industry Coordinator (IC) para pamunuan ang aktibidad at sila ang magsisilbing tulay sa mga TVET graduates jobseekers tungkol sa mga bukas na employment intervention packages ng mga katuwang na mga ahensiya.
Ang JoLiNS ay binuo sa pamamagitan ng TESDA Circular No.38, series of 2016 upang palakasin ang kampanya ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte kontra kahirapan at ang program ng ahensya tungo sa poverty alleviation at mapabilis ang paghahanap ng trabaho ng mga TVET graduates.
Ito ay isa sa mga stratehiya upang lumikha ng epekto at ipakita ang imahe na ang TESDA ay isang mapag-arugang institusyon.
Ang partner ng TESDA sa pagpapatupad nito ay ang Public Employment Service Office (PESO), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), Financing Institutions at TVET Institutions (TTIs at TVIs). (END)
Public Information Unit
June 25, 2018
TESDA’s job linkaging and networking intensified
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has stepped up its Job Linkaging and Networking Services (JoLiNS) to help technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates find jobs, scholarships, and possible availment of loan packages during the World Café of Opportunities.
TESDA Director General, Sec. Guiling ‘Gene’ A. Mamondiong said that among the steps to prepare for the conduct the World Café of Opportunities is the holding of five-day capability training program for 53 of the agency’s employees and officials.
The training program “Strengthening the Competencies on Industry Coordination of Career Advocates and JoLiNS Focals” will be held at the National TVET Trainers Academy (NTTA) in Marikina on June 25-29, 2018.
Mamondiong explained that the World Café of Opportunities is a jobs fair that will be held simultaneously in 17 regions of the agency nationwide during the celebration of the National Technical-Vocational (tech-voc) Day on August 25.
It can be recalled that on February 7, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act No. 10970 which declares Aug. 25 every year and thereon as National Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Day nationwide.
This World Café of Opportunities will now be held twice a year on a regular basis or once in every semester in the respective regions or provinces in the coming years, he added.
According to the TESDA Chief, the training program aims to capacitate the officials and employees of the agency as well as its TESDA Technology Institutes in industry coordination to better prepare them for the implementation of this bi-annual event.
Of the 53 officials, 17 regional officials will be trained in the Career Advocacy Program; 17 Focal Provincial Directors under the Job Linkaging and Networking Services (JoLiNS) and World Café of Opportunities; 17 JoLiNS persons from TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) and 2 Career Advocates from Partnerships and Linkages Office(PLO).
World Café of Opportunities in a sense, will open job opportunities and other employment support interventions which shall be offered and will be placed in various stations within the event area, where the jobseekers could roam around and pick the opportunity of their choice. The twin benefit strategy is one of the twists, where jobseekers are not the sole beneficiaries but even the partner agencies/companies.
Its target beneficiaries are TVET graduates; entrepreneurs, companies/industries with job vacancies, and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and their qualified beneficiaries.
Among the services offered under World Cafe of Opportunities are job opportunities; basic/upgrading skills required for employment of TVET graduates and industry workers; technical assistance for TVET graduates/entrepreneurs so that they could avail of loan for their business; and training for OFW returnees and their qualified beneficiaries.
All regional and provincial offices (RO/PO) are required to hold regular semestral sectoral World Café of Opportunities under JoLiNS.
Mamondiong said that every TESDA branch is required to assign an Industry Coordinator (IC) who will oversee the activities and will serve as bridge to TVET graduates, jobseekers, industries and partner agencies in connection with the employment intervention packages.
JoLins was institutionalized through TESDA Circular No. 38, series of 2016 in line with Duterte’s thrust in strengthening the war against poverty and with the TESDA’s two-pronged direction towards poverty alleviation, to serve as a delivery platform to hasten the employment hunting period for TESDA’s certified TVET graduates by providing them various ways and means to gain access to immediate employment opportunities.
Among the partner agencies that will be tapped by TESDA include: Regional/Provincial Offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Public Employment Service Office (PESO), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Overseas Worker and Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration (POEA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), companies/industries, sectoral industry associations, financing institutions, technical-vocational education institutions (TVIs) and other stakeholders.