The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) conducted the National TVET Enrollment and Jobs Bridging February 28, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Baliwag Star Arena, Pagala, Baliwag, Bulacan.  This in coordination with the Municipality of Baliwag thru the Public Employment Service Office (PESO). When this idea was pitched to Mayor Ferdie Estrella, he immediately gave his full support, “Ayusin na natin agad” – he said

This year’s theme “MAGSANAY, MAGKA-HANAPBUHAY, MAGTAGUMPAY” is intended to strengthen the promotion and advocacy of various TESDA programs and services, and expand access to TESDA scholarship and training programs to a wide range of clientele. This will also provide assistance to TVET graduates who are looking for employment.

It was held simultaneously in every local government unit (LGU) per province.  TESDA’s goal is to bring its different programs and services closer to the people with the help of LGUs and the Department of Labor and Employment.

Twelve companies (12) local companies have participated with their respective representatives who conducted the interviews and assessments. Fifteen (15) schools and colleges were also present offering number of technical courses available.

The event was formally opened by an opening remarks from Mr. Gilbert M. Castro – Center Administrator, RTCCL Guiguinto, together with Maria Yolanda M. De Jesus – Sr. TESD Specialist, Ms. Catherine C. Santos – TESD Specialist II.

Here are some of the interview statements from successful hired on the spot applicants:

Ms. Mildred Munsayac Bianzon from Brgy. Calantipay was one of the Hired on the Spot (HOTS) with IQOR Philippines for Customer Service Representative.

“Nakakaexcite at nervous, hindi ko alam ang feeling kung maha-hired ako. Ininterview na nila ‘ko doon, afterwards pinabalik nila ko sa table and sinabing hired nako. Yung iba kasi kailangan pa nila pumunta sa malayong lugar para mag-apply, dito sa Baliwag isang place na lang pupuntahan nila and everything is here, mayroon overseas, local, and TESDA courses.

Very good ang ginawa ng TESDA with this kind of Job Fair na talagang maraming taong matutulungan and especially to Mayor Ferdie, talagang loyal na loyal kami and everything that he does is good for all Baliwagenyos.”

Ms. Ruselle Evardo  from Brgy. Concepcion – another successful applicant with IQOR Philippines

“Actually medyo naninibago po ako kasi almost 1 and half year akong nabakante then nung nainterview ako, siyempre dala ng kaba parang namemental block ako pero blessing naman po dahil naunawaan ni Sir na naginterview. Yung pagapply po ngayon napakaconvenient sakin dahil hindi ko na kailangan pang pumunta ng Pampanga para sa interview.

“For TESDA and PESO at lalong lalo ng kay Mayor Ferdie, thank you po for this opportunity na binibigay niyo, hindi lang sakin kundi na rin sa karamihan ng mga tao na gustong magkaroon ng trabaho.”

Baliwagenyos are truly blessed to have a Mayor who prioritizes employment and education programs.

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