The recent launch of “911 TESDA”, the employment app of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), will give employment opportunities to 11,000 jobseekers in Metro Manila alone, an official said on Thursday.
Gette Pagaran of TESDA’s Public Information Office confirmed said the number refers to employment prospects in Metro Manila.
Initially available web-based via www.911tesda.ph, the “911 TESDA” and the services can be availed by those in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.
It functions like Grab and Uber, but instead of rides, users would ask for services from certified TESDA graduates.
TESDA graduates from 2017 may apply to be accredited by TESDA’s partner digital online service providers (DOSPs). The two will have an agreement on how things would work.
When someone asks for a service, the DOSPs would screen the workers and look for those who are nearest the vicinity.
To date, “911 TESDA” is limited to 76 services which include housekeeper, kitchen staff, aircon cleaner, laundry, lighting installation or repair, accounting clerk, among others.
TESDA-National Capital Region director Conrado Bares earlier said partner DOSPs told them there are 42,000 people in Metro Manila who need the services of certified TESDA graduates.
Pagaran said since “911 TESDA’s” launch last July 30, more than 2,700 TESDA graduates from NCR, Region 3 (Central Luzon) and Region 4-A (Calabarzon) have already registered to be part of the project. (Ma. Cristina Arayata)
News source: Philippine News Agency