Tesda partners with online job site to aid job-seeking graduates
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has partnered with an online job site to aid its two million new graduates in landing jobs.
Officials of TESDA on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement with FindWork, an online job search platform that was recently launched in the country.
Under the partnership, the two million recent and another two million upcoming graduates will automatically be registered in FindWork’s system “to increase their chances of employment.”
A seal of certification from the government agency will then be featured in a Tesda graduate’s profile, along with their other credentials.
“FindWork is made for the incomparable Filipino worker,” said Rommel Torres, Country Head of FindWork.
FindWork currently has over 500 companies and 40,000 job seekers in its database, according to its statement.
To aid job hunters who are mostly using free data, it said it has also partnered with Voyager Innovations of telco giant Smart to offer its app free of internet charge.
TESDA and FindWork are also connecting with local government units to hold job fairs in barangays, the statement read.
“In the coming weeks, we will begin the process of onboarding the 2.1 million TESDA graduates to FindWork,” said Kevin Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Williams said they also plan to release new “industry-first” features on the platform to “seamlessly connect certified TESDA graduates with hiring companies.” /je
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