TESDA Caraga to hold Jobs Bridging and Internship Fair in Butuan
by Lovely Laudette D. Gamba
Butuan City (June 17) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Caraga Region will be holding a one-day Jobs Bridging and Internship Fair here, in Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center on June 26.
The activity is provided for under Executive Order 783 which provides for employment interventions to save and create jobs as part of the Economic Resiliency Plan (ERP) of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The activity aims to facilitate employment of displaced workers both local and overseas. It is meant to provide job pathways for graduates of technical-vocational education and training (TVET) and as well as link employers with TVET supply in the area.
The activity also aims to determine the match or fit between the program offered by TESDA and the industry or job requirements. The activity will also be a venue for one-stop transactions of government services such as passporting and other services.
The one-day Jobs Bridging and Internship Fair is designed to converge under one roof employers, suppliers, graduates, job seekers and brokers of government services using the mediation of computer technology.
Jobs DB.com will provide a paperless application for all job seekers through a gold card that will store the profile of applicants.
2,000 TVET graduates and job seekers, 5,000 displaced workers, 20 local employers, overseas-bound placement agencies, national line service providers and representatives from the different local government unit is expected to participate in the one-day event.
The one-day activity will compose of a job fair, skills demonstration, and awarding of livelihood checks for displaced workers by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
There will also be awarding of Pangulong Gloria Scholarship (PGS) vouchers by TESDA. There will also be TESDA fast services, program orientations and services bazaar by various national line agencies (NGAs). (PIA-Caraga) [top]