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Tesda gets P1.1B for BPO training

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has received a P1.1 billion stimulus to develop more qualified skilled workers for the growing business process outsourcing (BPO) industry and other promising sectors, the agency chief said Thursday.

Tesda director general Joel Villanueva said President Benigno Aquino III announced the additional allocation this week to build the country’s manpower for BPOs, tourism, agribusiness, construction and semi-conductor firms.

Villanueva said the amount is on top of Tesda’s proposed P2.68 billion budget for next year.

The official said P500 million would be used “to beef up training of scholars and trainors for the BPO sector.”

“Our initial target for this is 70,000 [trainees], and out of these, 49,000 are expected to be committed to be employed in various BPO firms,” Villanueva told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The remainder will be used for other emerging sectors in need of qualified employees, Villanueva said.

“The remaining P600 million will be spent for the other sectors such as tourism, agribusiness, construction, semi-conductors industry. The money will also be used to train more trainors to ensure quality education of the scholars, thereby helping these industries,” said the official.

Tesda is aiming to increase its training capacity by at least 100,000 trainees annually, hoping to graduate almost 8.5 million qualified skilled workers by 2016.  The agency targets a 60.8 percent employment rate out of its trainees.

Originally posted at 03:34 pm | Thursday, October 13, 2011


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  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this is not coming from our OWWA fund.

  • Anonymous

    I am interested in agricultural work. anong training ang ibibigay sa akin? then, kapag nakatapos na ako how would I apply my knowledge kung wala naman ako puhunan. sa totoo lang may 3 has. kaming sakahan pero minsan lang namin natataniman dahil kulang kami sa budget. so Training or Direct subsidy sa mga magsasakang tulad namin!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah!!Go Philippines!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYSEPM7BIAEMCNNASWOWQ5RTKY Ang Kampanero

    mister joel, ayusin mo muna ang tesda na tinatayuan mo bago ka magpapogi ng husto para sa susunod na eleksyon.  wala ka namang binago sa iniwang orgl structure na ginawa ni syjuco, pati programa nya sinunod mo pa.  mukhang iligal yang structure na pinapatakbo mo.  kung babasahin mo ang RA7796, merong prescribed structure ang tesda at walang mandate para sa scholarship grant by tesda itself.  meaning, what you are doing is outside the bounds of law creating tesda, mahina ang technical malversation dyan. 

    basahin mo ang batas ng husto para malaman mo ang tunay na trabaho ng opisina mo, at hindi basketball lang ang ginagawa mo dyan aftter 5pm sa basketball court na pinagawa mo at the cost of P5million daw.  balita namin panay pag-eentertain lang ng mga bisitang friends mo ang most of your office appointments.  madalas ka ring makita sa resort world.  yan ba ang matuwid na daan 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYSEPM7BIAEMCNNASWOWQ5RTKY Ang Kampanero

    ano na ang nangyari sa sinabi ni PNoy during his proclamation sa congress sa pagkakapanalo sa election na malaking pondo ang nagamit sa katiwalian sa tesda? baka naman naulingan ka na rin.  pangatlong ex-congressman ka na pala na naging director general ng tesda.  kaya pala ganyan ang tesda ngayon

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DA7YXWBKBT34OTJAAAYIRAQG3I NESTOR

    Walang pagbabago ang TESDA kasi xerox copy lang doon sa dating administration, mukhang walang pag aaral ng mabuti, sa tingin ko hindi lang puso ang paiiralin dito, naniniwala akong hindi corrupt ang pamumuno ni Joel pero hindi lang dapat ganoon ang pagbabago kundi kasama yung pag aaral ng mabuti sa mga pinapatupad na mga training methodology.  Paano magiging skilled kung yung dating dalawang taon na pinag aaralan ng mga hardware servicing for example hindi na nga isang semester, tapos wala ng OJT na required ang TESDA sa mga school na accredited sa kanila? HALF BAKED!!! kung hindi mo kaya mag hire ka ng mga educator na may totoong pagmamalasakit sa inang bayan, ok lang yan kahit wala kang alam dyan status symbol lang naman ang positiion mo eh! But hire an expert who have the skilled and the heart to shape this country! We love this country, We love our people.  The heart of education is education of the heart!.

  • http://tinyurl.com/kapima Kapima

    P500M for BPO training alone ought to be reviewed. Call center companies must not pass the burden to the PH gov’t to harness the English fluency of Filipinos. They should do their equal and fair share as well. They are earning huge cash out of our youth by doing their business offshore. Instead of TESDA focusing on these “sunrise, sunset industries”, I suggest more funds be given to the rural/countryside as there are sooooo many poor Filipinos willing to learn and use their idle time for productive purposes. Are call centers the only job the gov’t can offer to our youth? I hope TESDA did the math here, is the P500M fund for BPO worth it? Mukhang malulugi ang gobyerno sa mga dayuhang namumuhunan at kumikita sa BPO. May more wisdom be added to the honorable Sec. Villanueva. P.S. I know there are many BPO lobbyists in the Philippine government and yes, they may be concerned about job-creation but mind you their number one goal is profit, more profit for their businesses.



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