UBAY, Bohol.- About 3,000 participants comprising the K-12 students, principals, and local officials participated in an activity in relation to the job bridging program to enhance competitiveness in capturing employment opportunities.
The participants emanated from the dozen secondary institutions in this northeastern tip town of Ubay, this islang province jampacked every nooks and corners of the Pres. Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Gymnasium.
The event highlighted the celebration of the National Training Vocational, Education, Training and Job Bridging Program, backed by the theme: Magsanay, Magkahanapbuhay, Magtagumpay”.
Ubay Mayor Costan Reyes welcomed the participants to the event. He inspired the youth listeners to avail the special vocational skills and working experiences at the individual’s occupational preferences. The government-sponsored vocational courses will undoubtedly open the floodgates for domestic and foreign job opportunities.
He thanked provincial government and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Bohol for choosing Ubay as a venue for the activity.
CarlitoF. Quintano, acting provincial director of TESDA in Bohol said gathering as a gesture of recognition of the national governance in bringing the agency’s mandate closer to the countryside occupants.
He revealed the availability of the STEP toolkits to the enrolees..
The distribution of the multi-purpose equipment was led by Second District Cong. ArisAumentado; assisted by Lonilo A. Blaco, provincial coordinator of DIWA; Edgardo L. Socrin, AASENSO coordinator.
The Bohol Northern Star College provided the intermission numbers.
Conrado G. Bares, regional director of TESDA R-VII; expressed his gratitude for the provincial governance and Mayor CostanReyes hosting this gargantuan undertaking.
Board Member Agapito Avenido, represented the governor, expressed his inspiration to the youthful audience to prefer vocational courses thru the government-led technical agency designated. Sacrifice, vibrant determination and love of work are learning-earning tools, he said
Nelson Pon, represented Aumentado, said since the solon is a member of the finance committee in congress, sizeable amount was appropriated to the TESDA to surmount the unending demand for scholarship grants, hiring of top technical instructors, construction of shop buildings and classrooms, necessary tools and equipments for the sustainable service.
The Alturas Group of Companies set up a job fair inside the gymnasium.