NEWS RELEASE | 02 September 2019 |

The Technical-Vocational path remains a key driver in the employment sector that likewise contribute to the economic growth of the country. With the advent of the 4th Industrial Revolution, having the right skills coupled with relevant technical know-how are differentiators of success in both employment and entrepreneurial undertakings.

On 27 August 2019, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – National Capital Region celebrated the National Tech-Voc Day 2019 at the Ynares Sports Arena, Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City.

Activity was lead by the agency’s OIC-Regional Director, Cecilia Z. Amaro, District Director of TESDA Manila, in behalf of Regional Director Conrado Bares. Joining Director Amaro were the representatives of the NCR Alliance of TVET School Association, Landbank of the Philippines, DOLE-NCR, and the industry players of TESDA’s identified priority sector.

In her opening remarks, Director Amaro expressed her appreciation to the participants of the activity especially the graduates of the tech-voc programs. She also mentioned the importance of having a specific job search activity for tech-voc graduates to highlight their capacities and ensure their employability.

Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes, Senior Labor and Employment Officer of the Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare Division, represented DOLE-NCR. In his message, he emphasized on the need to have the right attitude and skills in acing employment in NCR. He highlighted the growth and the available jobs in the services sector. “People and social skills are important as most of the entry level positions are frontline positions,” he said.

Delos Reyes also mentioned the technological advancement brought forth by the 4th Industrial Revolution. “We must not fear the changes that entails the 4th Industrial Revolution. We should instead use and maximize it,” he said. He further said that the acquired skills should be continuously honed to cope with the development of technology and the labor market.

Shalani Soledad Romulo represented her husband, Congressman Roman Romulo, lone congressional district of Pasig in the activity. She mentioned her husband’s agenda of championing education in the country.

The activity was in line with RA 10970 declaring every 25th day of August as National Tech-Voc Day. A World Café of Opportunities coupled the activity that presented different prospects for the tech-voc graduates as well as skills demo on massage, haircut, and bartending.

END / Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes

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