/ 24 June 2021

QUEZON City 5th District Rep. Alfred Vargas filed nine bills that seek to establish Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Training and Assessment Centers in nine barangays in the city.

Vargas aims to create TESDA centers in Barangays Bagbag, Capri, Gulod, Kaligayahan, North Fairview, Pasong Putik, San Agustin and San Bartolome.

Under the measures, the TESDA Training and Assessment Centers shall primarily provide technical-vocational education training programs to students, out-of-school youth and those from low-income families including persons with disabilities and indigenous people.

The centers shall also provide effective employment interventions through skills training programs on trade competencies, craftsmanship and entrepreneurship activities.

Vargas said these will hasten the development of each barangay and their neighbors into human resource and productivity hubs.

The centers will also provide tech-voc training to teachers and will assist in designing the curriculum of secondary schools that offers tech-voc livelihood track under K to 12 program.

The measure encourages the center to establish research and technology hubs, technology development farms, satellite or extension training centers, promote mobile training programs and strengthen linkages among the industry partners, academe and the center.