MANILA Technical Education and Skills Development Authority - National Capital Region (TESDA-NCR) on Wednesday gathered representatives from 400 technical vocational institutions (TVIs) to orient them about the "911 TESDA" app that will be launched on July 18, and to ask them to encourage their graduates to register for this.
Five digital online service providers (DOSPs) also joined them at Hotel H20 to demonstrate how the app works.
The "911 TESDA" app would basically function like Grab and Uber, but instead of rides, one would ask services from TESDA graduates.
The TVIs' role is to encourage TESDA graduates from 2017 to apply to be accredited by partner DOSPs.
The DOSP and the graduate will have an agreement on how things would work. DOSPs would screen the workers they would send to those who would be needing services.
When someone taps the app to ask for service, the DOSP would look for the registered worker nearest the vicinity. TESDA graduates have the option to work with the DOSP either full time or part time, depending on their availability.
TESDA-NCR director Conrado Bares earlier told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that having this app aims to help TESDA graduates find employment or livelihood, and help them augment their income.
Furthermore, the app would make it more convenient for the public, those who need services, to find workers, he said.
The agency recently signed partnership with at least seven DOSPs for this app. According to these DOSPs, 42,000 people in NCR need the services of certified TESDA graduates.
Among the in-demand services are massage, carpentry, housekeeping, programming and call center.
Meanwhile, upon launching the app on July 18, this will initially be available in NCR. TESDA also plans to make this available nationwide. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency