By Philippine News Agency
The “911 TESDA,” a Grab-like application providing the graduates of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) a platform to land a job in just a swipe, was officially launched on Tuesday.
The “911 TESDA,” which will initially be available web-based, was created not just to help TESDA graduates, but also to make it more convenient for the public, especially those who need services, to find workers.
Eight digital online services providers (DOSPs) have recently signed a partnership with TESDA for the app.
TESDA graduates from 2017 may apply to be accredited by the DOSPs. The two will have an agreement on how things would work.
DOSPs would screen the workers they would send to those who would be needing services.
The agency initially targeted to launch the app by July 18, and make this available initially in Metro Manila.
As of Tuesday, the public could only access “911 TESDA” via web www.911tesda.ph.
The services are initially available for those in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal.
Furthermore, “911 TESDA” is currently limited to 76 services (e.g. housekeeper, kitchen staff, aircon cleaner, laundry, lighting installation or repair, accounting clerk, among others).
TESDA-NCR Director Conrado Bares had earlier told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that when someone needs a service, the partner DOSP would look for the registered worker nearest the vicinity.
“This would give the TESDA graduates the option to work with the DOSP either full-time or part-time, depending on their availability,” he added.
He said that the DOSPs showed 42,000 people in NCR are needing the services of certified TESDA graduates.
Among the in-demand services are massage, carpentry, housekeeping, programming and call center, Bares said.
TESDA’s mandate, he said, is not just to give education or training, but also help its graduates find employment or livelihood opportunities.
Furthermore, TESDA’s tagline, “Abot Lahat” targets that more people, especially in the regions, would benefit from TESDA scholarships and services.