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Job bridging event in Samar kicks off

By Ninfa B Quirante

Catbalogan, Samar (16 October) -- TESDA's job bridging event in Samar province kicked off with some 457 job applicants trying their luck at the Samar State University (SSU)Gym on October 14, 2009.

The job bridging event is like a job fair where tech voc graduates 'shop' for available jobs as employers and recruitment agencies were invited by TESDA and tech voc providers.

The tech-voc providers are schools and institutions offering TESDA courses.

As a result of the program, four qualified for the second screening with APAC, the call center agency in Tacloban City.

Bayantel bared that they are considering 38 applicants for submission of additional documents.

Jollibee Catbalogan also accepted 20 applicants for written exam.

As to another local employer, Honeyben's Flaming Hat Resto Inc. seven qualified for the second screening.

Mayong's Bakery hired one worker on the spot.

People2Outsorce another call center agency also hired one applicant on the spot.

According to TESDA Provincial Director Cleta Omega, the event aims to assist tech voc graduates in finding employment through company referrals.

TESDA also invited NGOS and Cooperatives with micro-lending facility that can be accessed by tech voc graduates interested in self-employment or entrepreneurial endeavours; these are Ormoc Community Cooperative Incorporated (OCCI), Samar Micro-Credit Cooperative (SAMICO) and Taytay sa Kauswagan (TSKI). They had 86 clients subject to credit investigation.

Some three recruitment agencies were also invited with job orders for Japan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Dubai, Bahrain and Africa.

Out of the 181 job applicants for overseas, some 67 applicants were scheduled for medical exam and required additional documents.

Aside from the job applications, demonstrations on program s and services also took place as in bar tending, table skirting, computer clinic, free blood pressure taking and other programs and services.

Tech voc providers in Samar that assisted TESDA included Basey Manpower Training Center, St Mary's College of Catbalogan, Samar College, Samar State College of Forestry and Agriculture (SSCAF), Innovate, Eastern Visayas Training Center (Basey), Tiburcio Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology (TTMIST), STI (Calbayog) POSTC, Christ the King College, RTC and Holy Rosary. (PIA-Samar with report from Shiela Marie Taon-TESDA) [top]

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