CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–“It is our duty to inform our people that TVET is here, TVET is always available for them,” says Regional Director of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-10 Ashary Banto.
He is referring to technical – vocational education and training (TVET) offered by the department to Filipinos who cannot afford formal education.
TESDA-10 celebrated, August 24-25, the National Tech-Voc Day which is also simultaneously held by TESDA offices in different cities and provinces in the country. The first day is the National Enrollment Day where various TESDA schools in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental are present.
Banto said the celebration is another opportunity to tell the people in northern Mindanao that TVET is really working in this part of the country.
“Perhaps, the welfare and the development of our human resource in our country will be better addressed by technical skills training,” he said, citing that there are even success stories gathered by their office when even those who are graduates with bachelor’s degree are earning because of their technical-vocational skills.
Moreover, he mentioned that it is recognized that for a typical Filipino family, graduating tertiary education is very important.
“But nevertheless, not everybody can afford formal education, not everybody can proceed to college. So therefore, it is our duty to inform our people that TVET is here, TVET is always available for them,” he said.
The National Tech-Voc event showcased the skills of trainees and graduates. The information caravan special of this activity also promoted the different offerings of the department.
The second day, on the other hand, highlighted the job fair dubbed as “World Cafe of Opportunities.” Tech-Voc graduates were exposed to different companies and TESDA is looking forward to many applicants being hired during or being called after the job fair. (IJBD/PIA-10)