TESDA reports most OFWs assisted come from Middle East

News Release

Public Information Unit

TESDA 

17 October 2018

 

TESDA reports most OFWs assisted come from ME

 

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were assisted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) OFW Desks installed at international airports mostly came from countries in the Middle East.

According to TESDA Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Linkages Rebecca J. Calzado, of the total 1,478 OFWs who have so far been given assistance by the TESDA OFWs’ Desks, 332 had arrived from the Middle East.

This was based on accomplishment reports on TESDA OFWs’ Desk (TOD) from different regions in the country.

Earlier, TESDA ordered the deployment of TODs at the Clark International Airport (CIA), Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA, Terminals 1, 2 & 3), Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and Davao-Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DFBIA) as complimentary intervention of the agency in support of the reintegration program of the government for OFWs.

The order was issued on April 24, 2018 while the program was launched in the middle of May this year, added Calzado.

Of the total number, 1,377 requests for assistance were recorded at the NAIA 1 and 3, while 101 at the MCIA.  No requests for assistance were reported by the TESDA OFWs’ Desks at the DFBIA and CIA.

The OFWs who were given assistance came from 33 countries, most of them from 7 countries in the Middle East, namely Saudi Arabia, Bahrain Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates (UEA).

At least 685 OFWs sought referrals for skills training; 675 others were given school and assessment center address, school courses, etc.; 12, referrals for assessment; 5, renewal of National Certificate (NC) and Certificate of Competency (COC) and another for Certification of Authentication (CAV).

Of the OFWs served, 854 were women and 624 were men.

The top 5 skills training preferences of OFWs belong to the sectors of Tourism, General Infrastructure, Land Transportation, Metals and Engineering at Information and Communication Technology.

Other preferred courses are Automotive, Health Care Services, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC), Language and Culture, Processed Food and Beverages and Semi-Conductor and Electronics.)

Those who prefer to undergo skills training are referred to the respective TESDA Regional Offices which cover the areas where the OFWs live.

They were given Certificates of Scholarship Commitment which entitle them to be trained under the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) and Special Training for Employment Program (STEP). Scholarship benefits under the TWSP include free skills training and assessment, whereas under the STEP, there are free skills training, assessment, entrepreneurship training, starter tool kits and allowances.

 

News Release

Public Information Unit

TESDA 

17 October 2018

 

Karamihan ng OFWs na natulungan ng TESDA airport desk galing sa ME

Karamihan sa mga Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) na natulungan ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) OFWs’ Desk sa mga international airports ay mula sa mga bansa sa Middle East.

Ayon kay TESDA Deputy Director General for Partnerships and Linkages Rebecca J. Calzado, umaabot na sa 1,478 OFWs ang natulungan ng ahensya, kung saan 332 dito ay galing sa Middle East.

Ito ay batay sa natanggap na mga TESDA OFWs’ Desk (TOD) accomplishment reports galing sa iba’t-ibang rehiyon sa bansa.

Una rito, iniutos ng TESDA ang paglalagay ng mga TOD sa Clark International Airport (CIA), Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA Terminal 1, 2 at 3), Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) at Davao-Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DFBIA) bilang bahagi ng hangarin at complimentary intervention ng ahensya para suportahan ang reintegration program ng gobyerno para sa mga pinauuwi at nawawalan ng trabaho na mga OFWs.

Ipinalabas ang utos noong April 24, 2018 at ang programa ay nagsimula noong kalagitnaan ng Mayo taong kasalukuyan, ani Calzado.

Sa kabuuang bilang, 1,377 ang nakalap mula sa NAIA 1 at 3, samantalang 101 naman sa MCIA. Wala pang natatanggap na report ang TESDA mula sa DFBIA at CIA.

Ang mga natulungang OFWs ay galing sa 33 bansa kung saan karamihan ay mula sa pitong bansa sa ME gaya ng Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, at United Arab Emirates (UEA).

Sa nasabing bilang, 685 ang humingi ng referral for skills training; 675 ang natugunan sa kanilang katanungan gaya ng mga school at assessment center address, mga bukas na kurso at iba pa; 12 ang referral for assessment; 5 sa renewal ng National Certificate (NC) at Certificate of Competency (COC) at isa para sa Certification of Authentication (CAV).

Sa mga nasilbihang kliyente/OFWs, 854 ang kababaihan at 624 naman ang kalalakihan.

Ang top 5 skills training preferences ng mga OFWs ay mula sa sector ng Tourism, General Infrastructure, Land Transportation, Metals and Engineering at Information and Communication Technology.

Ang iba pa ay Automotive, Health Care Services, Heating, Ventilation, Airconditioning and Refregeration (HVAC), Language and Culture, Processed Food and Beverages at Semi-Conductor and Electronics.)

Ang mga humihingi ng skills training ay kanilang inire-refer sa TESDA region na sumasakop sa kung saan nakatira ang umuwing OFW.

Sila ay pagkakalooban ng Certificate of Scholarship Commitment kung saan sasanayin sila sa ilalim ng Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) at Special Training for Employment Program (STEP).  Ang mga scholarship benefits sa ilalim ng TWSP ay libreng skills training at assessment habang sa STEP, libreng skills training, assessment, entrepreneurship training, starter toolkits at allowance.(END)

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