/ 30 April 2023

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority will distribute tool kits and hold “career” demonstrations as part of the government’s celebration of Labor Day.

TESDA will hold a ceremonial distribution of P141,000 worth of starter toolkits to selected Special Training for Employment Program scholars.

The agency, together with its partner industries, will hold demonstrations for Mechatronics/Robotics, Visual Graphic Design, Bartending, Cookery and Barista.

There will also be extended reality simulators for Welding and Fabrication, as well as exhibits for solar-powered chest-type freezers and 4th Industrial Revolution technology in Agriculture, among others.

TESDA will also accept scholarship applicants through its Biometric-Enabled Scholarship Registration System for workers who may need further skills training.

“This nationwide celebration of Labor Day signifies the full commitment of the government to continue to provide necessary assistance to Filipino workers amid the fast-changing needs of the industries,” TESDA Director General Danilo Cruz said.

This year’s Labor Day has the theme “Pabahay, Bilihing Abot- Presyo, Benepisyo ng Matatag na Trabaho Para sa Manggagawang Pilipino.”

The Labor Department earlier said that it will hold Labor Day job fairs and provide government assistance to workers in 16 regional sites, with the National Capital Region as the main event site.

In the NCR, the Labor Day celebration will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on April 30, where TESDA will set up information help desks to address queries of clients regarding TVET scholarships and TVET program registration and accreditation, among others.