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84% TESDA grads employed in IT-BPM, agri, construction industries

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) reported that 84.72% of its graduates are employed attributing their hirability to upskilling, reskilling and retooling.

According to TESDA spokesperson Aniceto Bertiz III, of the 1.2 million trainees, nine out of 10 were certified in various work sectors. For this year, TESDA is eyeing to train 1.8 million enrollees.

“Nandiyan ang agrikultura, ang construction industry, IT-BPM or digitalizations program na rin ng TESDA, pati na rin ang healthcare, and tourism dahil sa pagbubukas ng ating bansa [There’s agriculture, construction industry, IT-BPM or digitalizations program of TESDA, as well as healthcare, and tourism due to the reopening of our country.],” Bertiz said.

Bertiz also underscored the importance of upskilling or reskilling the Filipino workforce to acquire new or additional skills to be used in their jobs or livelihood.

“Napaka-importante talaga ng upskilling, reskilling, and retooling program based on the demand of the industry at local government units natin para ma-address natin ‘yung job skills mismatch at makatulong din tayo sa paghahanap nila ng trabaho, [The upskilling, reskilling, and retooling program based on the demand of the industry and our local government units is very important so that we can address the job skills mismatch and help them look for a job.]” he said.

Data by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) show that unemployed individuals above the age of 15 stood at 2.18 million in November 2022, lower than the 2.24 million jobless in October 2022, and 3.16 million unemployed in November 2021.

The unemployment rate dropped to 4.2% in November 2022 from 4.5% in October 2022 and 6.5% in the same month of the prior year.

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