TESDA inks MOA with DCCCII for Enterprise-based Training
In a bid to provide more employment opportunities for technical-vocational graduates and reduce the problem on job mismatch, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Region XI (TESDA XI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) that shall enable industries to train and assess workers.
The signed MOA formalizes the agreement to implement a pilot program on an Industry-led Training and Competency Assessment and Certification Program of enterprise based skills professionals through the Enterprise Based Institution (EBI) Convergence.
The new initiative TESDA seeks to train, certify, and assess more workers in various industries and provide more employment opportunities through the partnership of the various industries.
The MOA states that TESDA will provide technical assistance to DCCCII member companies for them to be registered as Enterprise-based Institutions and accredited Industry-based Assessment Centers. Once registered and accredited, the EBI can train applicants or workers the required skills needed by the industry likewise, assess them so they can be certified skilled workers.
TESDA XI Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo G. Macapili, DTE said the new initiative aims to meet the demands and requirements of the industries and address the growing demands for knowledge-based and skilled workforce.
“Involvement of the industries in technical vocational education and training and in the implementation of national competency assessment and certification program of the government entrusted to TESDA should also be intensified with the help of the established industry associations, industry boards, like the DCCCII,” Director Macapili said.
He added that he is happy with the positive response of the chamber and its members with a number of companies signifying their interest to partner with the agency for the implementation of the program.
Meanwhile, DCCCII has committed to develop appropriate training arrangements for the industries, provide coordination and administrative support to TESDA on the implementation of the agreement, provide assistance and information to TESDA in the identification of industry skills priorities and training needs, among others.
The MOA Signing between TESDA Region XI was duly represented by Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo G. Macapili, DTE, and the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) duly represented by its President Arturo M. Millan and VP for Industry Ms. Belinda Torres, held on March 29, 2019 during the Mindanao Business Forum at the Seda Abreeza Hotel, Davao City. The momentous event was witnessed by more than a hundred DCCCII members and board members, Davao City Vice-Mayor Bernard Al-ag, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Deputy Executive Director Romeo M. Montenegro and other dignitaries.