In a form of Public-Private Partnership, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) partnered with various organizations for the training of women to be gender responsive entrepreneurs.
The S3TAR Program or the Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources Program spearheaded by TESDA and Coca-Cola Philippines provided 1,000 women from the cities of Bacolod, Bago and Talisay the basic entrepreneurship and gender sensitivity training for 12 weeks.
Rose, one of the 1,000 women and the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program member, said that aside from learning entrepreneurship theories like understanding the market, managing credit and managing inventory, they also learned values and gender equality of men and women.
Some 1,000 women sari-sari store entrepreneurs in the cities of Bacolod, Bago and Talisay, this province will be awarded their Certificates of Training on Gender-Responsive Entrepreneurship by top officials of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Coca-Cola Philippines.
TESDA Sec. Joel Villanueva and Atty. Adel A. Tamano will lead the awarding May 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.. at Bago City Coliseum.
Fifty grantees, one Lasallian scholar and one regular student recently completed the LifeSkills Program on Commercial Cooking NC II at USLS. Forty seven students passed the TESDA Competency Assessment last April 17, and will have their Completion Rites at the Santuario de La Salle on April 30, 4:00 PM.
The LifeSkills Program is an outreach program for out-of-school youth aged 15 and above, undertaken by the University of St. La Salle, in cooperation with TESDA’s Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), which provides training vouchers.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) held its annual Livelihood Skills Competition during the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival at the Panaad Covered Court, yesterday.
Now on its 13th year, TESDA continues to showcase Negrense skills through various events such as Tour Guiding, Cooking Services, T-shirt Hand Painting, Hairstyling, Sari-sari Store Services, Waiter’s Relay Services and Contact Center Services, while the skills demonstration were the Fruit and Vegetable Carving, Designing by CAD-CAM, Tarpaulin Designing, Nail Art and Flairtending.
"It’s more fun in Tech-Voc," TESDA Provincial Director Lorena Yunque said in her opening remarks, stating that the event showcases world-class skills of Negrenses.
For Charibee Saldua, a 27- year old single mom of Barangay Biao, Binalbagan being a woman is not a hindrance in hurdling a skills training course dominated by men.
Saldua is the only woman among the 30 graduates of the welding course which lasted for 34 days, part of the joint scholarship program of BIPA and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The graduation rites was held this morning, January 8, 2013 at the BIPA Technical Institute with BIPA President, Enrique Montilla as guest speaker.
The new officers of the Association of Technical Institutions in Negros Occidental (ATINO) took oath before Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. during the 18th Anniversary of TESDA Negros Occidental at SM Event Centre Bacolod City.
Governor Marañon urged the new officials to work hand in hand with TESDA and push for the conversion of TESDA to a national department to fully promote the advancement of tech-voc education in the country.
Third District Representative Alfredo Benitez intensifies his educational assistance program with the launch of the Training for Work Scholarship Program for this year in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
His district office is now accepting applicants for short courses training in bookkeeping, commercial cooking, consumer electronics servicing, dressmaking, health care services, housekeeping, machining, massage therapy and shielded metal arc welding.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here announced the availability of 2,500 scholarship slots to train call center agents.
TESDA Provincial Director Lorena T. Yunque said that the finishing course for call center agents National Certificate II is a 100-hour course which includes training in communication skills and customer service.
TESDA Negros Occ. Provincial Director Lorena T. Yunque announces the availability of 2,500 more scholarship slots to train Call Center Agents. Funded under the Industry-based Training for Work Scholarship Program or I-TWSP and co-managed with the BPAP (Business Processing Assn. of the Philippines), CCAP (Call Center Assn. of the Philippines) and the Bacolod-Negros Occ. Federation for IT or BNEFIT, the program is a response to the need for more Call Center Agents in Negros Occ. Bacolod City has been ranked among the top three next wave cities by BPAP, and is host to major Call Center companies.
Because of its good employment track record, TESDA Provincial Director Lorena T. Yunque has endorsed the grant of a total of additional 550 scholarship vouchers to CAPSI for the Finishing Course for Call Center Agents NC II.
CAPSI has recently completed the training for 150 call center agents under NICP from February to May of this year with 71% employment rate within the said period.
The additional 550 scholarships came from the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (150) and the Call Center Association of the Philippines (400) and will be implemented July - December.