Davao City’s Tesda training, accreditation center pushed

MANILA — A lawmaker is seeking to create a Technical Education and Skills Development Center in Barangay Malabog, Paquibato in the 2nd District of Davao City to provide access training center for the constituents of the thirteen barangays in the area.

Rep. Mylene J. Garcia-Albano (2nd District, Davao City) filed House Bill No. 6165 to fast-track the establishment of the Paquibato District, Davao City Tesda Training and Accreditation Center under the supervision of the Technical Education and Skill Development Authority (Tesda).

Garcia-Albano said the Center should provide technical-vocational training and skills development programs to students from low-income families and out-of-school youths in Brgy. Malabog and adjacent barangays in Davao City.

“The convenience brought by, and availability of such a technical education and skills development center in the said area will serve the noble purpose of providing the out-of-school youth and constituents with opportunity to develop themselves to become self-reliant and economically-productive by acquiring skills geared towards earning a livelihood,” Garcia-Albano said.

Likewise, Garcia-Albano said the Center would provide a suitable environment for inborn talents to be developed and tapped, hence, be of greater utilitarian value for society.

“The Center shall play a pivotal role in helping the students became productive, self-reliant and develop into middle-level skilled labor force as to hasten the social and economic development of Davao City, as well as meet the needs of both local and international labor markets,” Garcia-Albano said.

“The Paquibato District, Davao City Tesda Training and Accreditation Center shall serve as the assessment center for acquired competencies in technical-vocational skills in the whole city of Davao,” Garcia-Albano added.

Garcia-Albano said the Center, in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), shall render relevant teachers’ training assistance and curriculum design to the secondary schools offering technical-vocational education under the K to 12 Program of the DepEd.

Under the measure, the Center shall offer short-term courses in preferred market-driven and relevant technical-vocational courses within its areas of specialization in consultation with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and such other relevant agencies, both local and international.

The Center shall be headed by a Technical-Vocational Administrator under the supervision of the Tesda, appointed by the Tesda Director-General in accordance with civil service rules and regulations and the qualification requirements of the Tesda.

The Technical-Vocational Administrator shall render full-time services and be responsible for the administration and operation of the Paquibato District, Davao City Tesda Training and Accreditation Center.

The Director-General of the Tesda shall include in the Authority’s program the implementation of the proposed Act, the funding of which shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

In coordination with the DOLE, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the concerned LGU, and other relevant agencies, the Center shall formulate and issue the necessary rules and regulations for the implementation of the proposed Act.

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