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Jobs available to techvoc graduates as TESDA Samar offers job bridging event

By Ninfa B QuIrante

Catbalogan, Samar (8 October) -- The Technical and Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and tech voc providers with local and out-of-town employers will hold a 'Job Bridging' event on October 14, 2009 at the Samar State University (SSU) Gym.

This was announced In a meeting spearheaded by TESDA and tech voc providers today, at the Cocina de Cabral in Catbalogan.

Ms Cleta Omega, TESDA Director said that close to a thousand job opportunities are ready for tech voc graduates.

Two major activities are in store on that day; one is the showcase of TBPs (tech voc) programs and services while the other is job bridging.

Job bridging will give tech voc graduates an avenue to find employment without going through the rigors of the application process, going to different places just to land a job.

"They do not have to go far to find a job, the employers will be meeting the jobseekers on that day," Ms Omega said.

She advised the interested tech voc graduates to bring the necessary documents, dress properly and prepare for an 'on-site' interview with the employers.

Documents that are needed are resume, training certificate, national certificate, diploma or transcript of records, certificate of work experience, certificate of live birth, barangay, police or NBI clearance and other relevant documents.

Recruitment agencies from Cebu and the only call center in Tacloban city will be joining the event.

"This activity is TESDA's response to President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo's resiliency program to address the present global economic crisis," said Omega.

"The crisis has caused many of our locally employed and overseas Filipino workers to be displaced due to the cost-cutting measures of local and foreign companies." She noted.

When asked if this is similar to an ordinary job fair, a TESDA staff replied that tech voc graduates are given priority but others will also be entertained and given advice on the course of action. (PIA-Samar) [top]

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