TESDA Bataan conducts TWSP Orientation
A series of orientation for Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) were conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Bataan at their registered technical vocational schools in Bataan which started last February 27, 2017 onwards.
TWSP is TESDA’s initiative that is geared towards “filling up the skills gap and job requirements of priority industries and sectors with high employment demand (i.e. IT, semiconductor and electronics, automotive, etc.) — supportive of the government’s thrust of rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth.”
It prioritize applicants/students coming from the marginalized, less-privileged communities — staying true to our mission “to provide quality education and technical training, anchored on work values, to enable Filipinos, especially the less privileged, to be productive and competitive, utilizing appropriate technologies particularly in industry and agriculture.”
It covers short courses, specialized programs that equips the students with the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude required by the industry, so that its graduates will have a better chance of getting hired in the industry upon graduation.
TWSP target clienteles shall include but not limited to the following: Drug dependents surrenderees; Out-of-school youth; Unemployed; Underemployed; Industry workers obtaining skills upgrading training programs; OFWs and their dependents; Persons with Disabilities (PWDs); Indigenous Peoples (IPs); Solo parents and their children; Senior citizens; Rebel returnees/decommissioned combatants; Wounded in-action (WIA) AFP and PNP personnel; Urban & rural poor; Farmers and fishermen; Disadvantaged women; Inmates and detainees including their families and TVET Trainers.
The beneficiaries shall be at least 18 years old at the time the training is completed as a basic requirement for employment.
For the initial batches, a total of 480 trainees in Bataan were given scholarship grants which provided them free training costs and assessment fees. (sef)