/ 2 June 2021

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority asked local government units to hire graduates of the agency’s contact tracing program.

TESDA director general Isidro Lapeña said that engaging the services of more TESDA-contact tracers at the community level will help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.

“As Covid19 cases in the country are still high, we are appealing to all local chief executives nationwide to hire contact tracers who have been trained under our contact tracing training program,” Lapeña said.

There are 3,622 graduates of the CTTP but only 59 were hired by LGUs while 540 of them were hired by various sectors.

TESDA-NCR, through the MuntiParLasTaPat District Training and Assessment Center pilot-launched the CTTP last September 9, 2020.

The training on contact tracing, which was developed with the help of the Department of Health and health industry experts, runs for 15 days under blended learning modality.

Trainees  must have completed at least 10 years basic education or holder of Alternative Learning System certificate of completion with Grade 10 equivalent and has basic communication skills.

Scholars are given a training allowance of P2,400.