TESDA Kalinga gets 200 slots for English Language Proficiency free training
Tabuk City, Kalinga (23 September) -- The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) national office has allotted 200 English Language Proficiency free training slots for the province.
TESDA Kalinga Provincial Training Center Registrar and Information Officer, Greg Bagtang, said that the training is divided into four batches to be conducted this year.
Each batch will undergo 100 hours of free training. Two of these batches have already finished the course and are now preparing for their assessment test to qualify them for certification by TESDA. The two other batches are currently undergoing training.
Bagtang said most of the trainees are unemployed college graduates planning to look for jobs in foreign companies locally or overseas.
With the lack of employment opportunities in the province, he said that new graduates are opting to apply as skilled workers in various in-demand jobs such as business process outsourcing, agribusiness manufacturing, creative industries, mining, tourism and wellness, and construction.
Their skills acquired during their training in English Language Proficiency or any skills training in TESDA give them the edge over other applicants, Bagatang said.
With the demand of skilled workers in local and foreign companies, TESDA Kalinga continues to improve the province's workforce that eventually help in addressing the problems in unemployment in the province. (ggdumallig/PIA-Kalinga) [top]