A TOTAL of 101 technical and vocational graduates in Negros Occidental were hired on the spot during the conduct of the World Café of Opportunities (WCO), one of the highlights of the commemoration of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) silver anniversary.
The WCO served as a platform for employment prospects, and training and financial support to TVET alumni, according to the press statement.
To note, some 300 job hopefuls flocked the event as over 2,200 job vacancies were made available among local companies.
In his message, TESDA Negros Occidental Provincial Director Rolando P. Juanillo said that the celebration emphasized the value of skilled workers who opted to pursue Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses.
“Truly our slogan of TESDA Abot Lahat resonates the earnest desire of the agency that social equity will be enjoyed by all sectors of society wherein a bright future is in store for all of you who took the TVET journey,” Juanillo said.
Moreover, the TESDA director expressed his gratitude to the local government units (LGUs), participating companies, industry partners, government agencies, and private sectors for helping TESDA make its programs and services more accessible to its clients.
“We invited all our partners here to provide all the help that our graduates need in order for them to advance economically”, Juanillo shared.
Meanwhile, those Tech-Voc graduates who joined the activity were from the fields of tourism, Information and Communications and Technology (ICT), construction, and electronics.
The event also formed part of the Second National Tech-Voc Day which is celebrated every 25th day of August as mandated by Republic Act 10970. (PIA)