DOLE, TESDA Conduct Job-Skills Matching and Employment Coaching
April 25, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – In preparation for the upcoming May 1- Labor Day Jobs Fair at the Baguio Convention Center, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and TESDA Cordillera regional offices partnered for the conduct of job – skills matching and employment coaching on April 21.
Around 200 technical – vocational graduating students and graduates from various training institutes in the Baguio – Benguet area attended said activity at the Baguio School of Arts and Trade.
The activity also served as a pre-registration for the Jobs Fair so that on May 1, they can go directly to the industries or companies wherein job vacancies match their education and skills.
For the employment coaching, Mark Tungpalan of DOLE – CAR gave a lecture on Labor Education while Lucille Gayaman discussed Labor Market Information. University of the Cordilleras Guidance Counselor Judith Adina gave advices on how jobseekers market themselves.
DOLE Regional Director Henry John Jalbuena, in his message, called on the participants to do their role in seeking to improve the quality of their life and of their families and to contribute in increasing the competitiveness of the Filipino workforce especially with the onset of regional integration in the ASEAN Economic Community 2015.
Jalbuena pointed-out that employers or companies today do not only look for diploma but also on the skills of the jobseekers, which is why the TESDA National Certification is equally important in getting a decent job.
He also that as jobseekers, they should present themselves decently and convince the employers that they are the right persons for the job.
Also present during the said pre-labor day activity were TESDA Regional Director Francisco Jucar, TESDA Baguio – Benguet Provincial Director Angela Gabriel and DOLE Asst. Regional Director Atty. Erwin Aquino.
For the May 1 Jobs Fair, more than 14,000 job opportunities (12,652 overseas and 1,411 local) will be offered by 28 local companies and 14 overseas recruitment agencies . Topping the local vacancies are various positions in the Business Process Outsourcing/Management, hotels and restaurants and business establishments. For overseas employment, most needed are construction workers, service crews, nurses, drivers and agricultural workers./JDP/CCD-PIA CAR