TESDA, PFA synergize to boost growth of PHL franchising

July 30, 2012 8:47 am 

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Joel Villanueva (7th from right) joins officials of the Philippine Franchise Association led by its co-founder and chairman emeritus Samie Lim (center), the “Father of Philippine Franchising;” chairman Robert F. Trota; vice chairman Ma. Alegria “Bing” Sibal-Limjoco; PFA president Elizabeth “Yvette” Pardo-Orbeta; Franchise Asia Philippines Expo 2012 chair Kenneth Yang; together with BPI Family Savings Bank president Jose Teodoro Limcaoco; Ms Universe 2011 3rd Runner-Up Shamcey Supsup; Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc. president Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr.; Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) president Atty. Miguel Varela; and Chevron Philippines (Caltex) country chair Jim Meynink, in ushering foreign and local exhibitors and visitors to the three-day Franchise Asia Philippines 2012 International Franchise Expo at the SMX Convention Center on Friday. Villanueva and Lim talked on how they can pursue their common advocacy of pushing world-class vocational and technical training for the unemployed Filipinos so they can find rewarding jobs in the franchising, tourism and hospitality industries without the need to finish four-year courses. (PNA photo courtesy of Philippine Franchise Association)


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