100 complete Jobstart Training in Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – A total of 100 Jobstarter program trainees successfully graduated from the six-month full cycle training in this city last March 29. The graduates represented the first batch of the partnership program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the local government of Tacloban which aims to increase the employability of the youth through technical and skills training.
Present during the graduation held at the Fatima Parish Hall in Tacloban was Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Emilia Cruz, Cooperation Embassy of Canada Head Stephen Weaver, DOLE North Leyte Field Office Head Bernardita Navarra and Bureau of Local Employment Representative Roanna Kyra Querijero.
Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez was represented by Executive Assistant Atty. Marie Ronette Salve Barreda. Barreda read a message from the Mayor exhorting the Jobstart trainees to use their full potential and not take the opportunity for granted.
“We hope that you will not take this opportunity for granted. Paniguro kita ngan ayaw naton sayanga ine nga oportunidad. Hinaot unta Nga makabulig a Jobstart para makabiling kamo hin trabaho ngan makabulig han iyo pamilya,” the message read.
The Chief Executive likewise lauded the generous partners of the local government in the program which is being implemented for the first time in the City.
The jobstarter completers started their training last September 2018 until March 20, 2019.
Before their 3-month internship on Food and Beverage in a partner business establishment, the trainees first underwent a 55-day Life Skills and Technical Training.
The life skills training is an essential component of the full-cycle employment facilitation service which offers one-on-one career guidance among the beneficiaries.
At the end of the training, the completers received their National Competency (NC) II Accreditation from the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The jobstart partner establishments are McCarol Ventures, Pinutos Express Kuisin, Taytay Sa Kauswagan, Stephanie Smoke Haus, Mang Inasal and McDonalds. – H. J. Roca with a report from D. Abarquez
Photos: K. Pelino/PESO