TESDA eyes 8.4-M trainees by 2016

October 12, 2011 9:57 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 12 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) eyes at least 8.4 million enrollees until 2016 in various technical-vocational courses.

TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said this target could be achieved as the agency continues to promote the assessment and certification program among its graduates and returning overseas Filipino workers OFWs).

Villanueva said the number of enrollees is also expected to increase every year.

"More young people are realizing that without skills, they can't be that competitive," he stressed.

He said the agency is faced with reviewing and enhancing the curricula to make it responsive to current labor market trends.

"We are always looking for ways to improve technical-vocational education and training to make it responsive to a changing labor market, and to ensure that it is helping to prepare young people to the next stage," he said. (PNA)

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