Construction, tourism skills top vocational courses in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet Construction and tourism skills remain the top vocational courses pursued by residents of Benguet province, according to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) branch here.

Engineer Manuel Wong, TESDA-Benguet provincial director said job opportunities requiring said skills are the main reason for the courses' popularity among the locals.

In 2017, Wong said, some 6,900 persons enrolled in TESDA's construction and tourism skills training program, surpassing the institution's target of 6,153 enrollees.

TESDA-Cordillera records show that region-wide, enrollees in skills training and development, including automotive and allied courses, also recorded 28,934 enrollees, surpassing the agency's target of 26,035, for the year 2017.

For a more relevant vocational training, TESDA-Benguet is set to hold a two-day enrolment cum job fair in La Trinidad town on Feb. 27 and 28. The event is in line with the agency's Technical Vocational Enrollment Training (TVET) program.

The activity is in partnership with the local government units, the Public Employment Services Office, the provincial office of the Department of Labor Employment, private companies and industries, technical-vocational education institutions, and other stakeholders.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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