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TESDA strives for tailored skills enhancement for DOLE beneficiaries

ZAMBOANGA CITY, 30 Jan (PIA) – Taking a significant stride in advancing the skills of Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE) Service Quality Improvement Program (SQIP) beneficiaries, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) orchestrated a pivotal Training Needs Assessment at the ATOA, Palawan Hall in Zamboanga City on January 17, 2024.

The primary focus of the Training Needs Assessment was to pinpoint specific areas requiring skill enhancements to a diverse cohort of participants, all recipients of the DOLE SQIP initiative. TESDA, a key player in the development and refinement of technical education and skills in the Philippines, collaborated with DOLE to spearhead this initiative. The event emerged as a crucial platform for discerning the precise skill gaps within the DOLE SQIP beneficiaries.

Anna Katrina Guhiting, Administrative Officer of TESDA IX Regional Training Center in Zamboanga City, lent her expertise as the resource speaker, shedding light on the significance of identifying training needs to effectively bridge existing skill gaps. Her insights into administrative matters and training programs brought a valuable perspective to the event.

The participants, enrolled in the SQIP program, actively engaged in discussions, offering valuable input on their training requirements and the challenges faced in their respective fields. The interactive nature of the session facilitated a comprehensive understanding of the diverse skill sets and learning needs within the group.

Photos, courtesy of TESDA-9
Photos, courtesy of TESDA-9
Photo, courtesy of TESDA-9

DOLE's objective is to leverage the insights gained from the assessment to design and implement precisely targeted training interventions. This ensures that SQIP beneficiaries receive training aligned with their career aspirations and industry demands.

The event concluded on an optimistic note, with participants expressing gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to the development of personalized training programs. The collaborative efforts between TESDA and DOLE in Zamboanga City underscore a commitment to equipping the Filipino workforce with the tailored and relevant skills needed to thrive in today's dynamic job market. (EDT/RVC/PIA-9 with reports and photos from Mary Jane Amarado/TESDA9)

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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.

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