No. of :

No. of Shares:

Currently viewed by: Marcus Rosit

Empowering BARMM thru synergy of TESDA-9 and Basilan offices in skills enhancement

ZAMBOANGA CITY, 23 Jan (PIA) – In a concerted effort to boost skills development within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region 9, in collaboration with the Basilan offices, is taking significant strides to empower the local workforce.

Recently, a team from TESDA Regional Office IX has visited the TESDA Basilan Provincial Training Center in Isabela City on January 19, 2024 to reiterate this collaborative spirit despite the administrative distinction.

Mary Jane Amarado, Administrative Officer V, and former Focal in-charge of TESDA Isabela City led the visiting delegation together with Senior TESD Specialist Abdulmannan Uckung of Zamboanga city Provincial Training Center and TESD Specialist II Engr. Madison Hajan, the incoming TESDA Isabela Focal Person. They were warmly received by Basilan Provincial Training Center Administrator Allan Pisingan.

“The primary focus of the meeting centered around the partnership between the two TESDA offices in Isabela City and collaboration in community-based training initiatives. The TESDA Basilan Provincial Training Center, while under BARMM, has been instrumental in serving the constituents of Isabela City for an extended period, owing to its geographical proximity,” Amarado said in a press release.

The collaborative efforts discussed during the meeting are poised to strengthen the ties between the two TESDA offices and enhance the delivery of vocational and technical training programs in the region. Such initiatives are expected to have a positive impact on the community, opening up opportunities for skills enhancement and employability. TESDA 9 and Basilan offices are actively nurturing a culture of innovation and adaptability among the residents of BARMM.

Under the visionary leadership of TESDA Region 9, a series of targeted initiatives have been launched to enhance the skills of individuals across various sectors in BARMM. Recognizing the crucial role that skill development plays in advancing economic growth and ensuring sustainable livelihoods, these efforts aim to equip the residents of BARMM with the competencies needed to thrive in today's dynamic job market.

The Basilan offices of TESDA have emerged as pivotal hubs for skill acquisition, acting as catalysts for change and progress in the region. Through a comprehensive range of training programs and workshops, these offices are diligently working to bridge the skills gap and elevate the overall expertise of the local workforce.

One of the key focus areas is the promotion of vocational and technical skills that align with the demands of emerging industries. TESDA Region 9, in collaboration with Basilan offices, has tailored training modules to address the specific needs of the local economy, ensuring that individuals are equipped with the right skill set to contribute effectively to various sectors.

Furthermore, the synergy between TESDA Region 9 and Basilan offices emphasizes the importance of inclusivity. This commitment to inclusivity is seen as a crucial step towards empowering all members of the BARMM community, especially in Basilan. As the partnership continues to evolve, the collaborative spirit demonstrated by these TESDA offices promises to bring about positive change and empower individuals in Isabela City and beyond. This meeting stands as a testament to the strength of regional cooperation in advancing the shared goals of skills development and community upliftment.

The dynamic partnership between TESDA Region 9 and Basilan offices serves as a beacon of hope for the residents of BARMM. By focusing on skills enhancement and fostering a culture of lifelong learning, this collaborative initiative is laying the foundation for a more resilient, empowered, and economically vibrant Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. (EDT/RVC/PIA-9 with reports and photos from Mary Jane Amarado/TESDA9)

About the Author

Rene Carbayas

Assistant Regional Head

Region 9

Media practitioner, a teacher by profession, an advocate for youth, peace and environment, culture and the arts, playwright and theater artist; earned his Masters Degree in Theater at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, and pursued studies in public administration at Western Mindanao State University. Some 19 years in public service and today as Assistant Regional Head of the Philippine Information Agency Region IX.

Feedback / Comment

Get in touch