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TESDA spearheads World Cafe of Opportunities, a National Tech-Voc Day

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with the provincial government through the Pangasinan Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) headed by Richelle Raguindin conducted a mega Job Fair dubbed World Cafe of Opportunities (WCO), a National Tech-Voc Day on August 25 at the Provincial Training and Development Center I (PTDC 1) Lingayen, Pangasinan.

National Tech-Voc Day highlights TESDA’s 29th Anniversary celebration that serves as a conduit for jobseekers and businesses looking for talented workers. It is a one-stop-shop for employment bringing together employers, TESDA scholars, graduates, trainees, and various government agencies composed of the SSS, PHILHEALTH and Pag-ibig.

Ronald Allan M. Sta. Ana, Supervising TESDA Specialist who gave an overview of the activity said that WCO was established under RA 10970 declaring August 25 of every year as National Tech-Voc Day.

Meanwhile, newly-installed Provincial Director of TESDA Pangasinan Rolando V. Dela Torre formally declared WCO opened.

In today’s activity, there were 172 applicants who registered for overseas employment and 201 for local employment or a total of 373 applicants. Out of the 373 applicants wanting to land a job, eleven (11) were Hired On The Spot (HOTS).

Speaking on behalf of Governor Ramon V. Guico III, Rocky Magliba as Chairman of the Provincial Technical Education and Skills Development committee, commended the efforts of the business leaders, educators and community organizers who worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between aspiration and achievement.

‘Our commitment extends beyond merely creating jobs, it extends to fostering an environment of skills, talents and aspirations to find their rightful place and to achieve this, we are dedicated to investing in education and skills development ensuring that our citizens are equipped with the tools they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving job market,’ he further added.

Attendees were: Romeo C. Pandio, Center Administrator-PTC Pangasinan; DOLE Head of Western Pangasinan Field Office; DTI Provincial Director; School Administrators;, former PESO Alex Ferrer, Lingayen Councilor JM Crisostomo representative of Lingayen Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil, different participating companies; TVET scholars; TVET graduates among others (Chona C. Bugayong and Omar Cruz / Pangasinan PIO)

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