to: Ms. Dale Zapata
In commending TESDA on
its role in honing talents
KABAYAN CHALLENGE TRAINEES TO BE GOOD
FILIPINOS, NOT JUST SKILLED WORKERS
25 August 2005
ninyo ang inyong natutunan upang makatulong sa pag-unlad ng inyong mga
pamilya, ng inyong mga komunidad, at ng ating bansang Pilipinas.
This is the
challenge hurled by Vice President Noli ‘Kabayan’ De Castro to trainees
of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) on
the occasion of the agency’s 11th anniversary celebration at
the TESDA compound in Taguig City.
speech before local executives of Taguig City, TESDA officials and
employees led by director-general Augusto Boboy Syjuco, and around
6,000 trainees, Vice President De Castro underscored the role played by
the agency in its service and commitment to the development of
technical education, including the
effective preparation of the Filipino workforce to be globally
President also elucidated on a study that the two main ingredients in
productivity, a very vital factor for a sound and dynamic economy, are
technology and skilled and industrious workers. And this second
ingredient is what the agency has been churning in its years of
existence giving emphasis on the importance of technical education in
the improvement of the lives of Filipinos.
with this, Vice President De Castro concluded that colleges and
universities are not the only sources of education for technical
education and on-the-job training provided by TESDA – regulated
facilities could also effectively prepare an individual for a bright
future not only locally, but moreso, abroad.
akin, hangga’t parehong nagtatrabaho at nakakatulong sa pamilya at
pamayanan, ang mga kumuha ng technical education ay kapareho din ng mga
nag-aral at nagtapos sa kolehiyo.
the Vice President continued, international and communications
technology (ICT) is considered as one of the country’s market niche
given its high potential for growth and contribution to employment for
our country is fast emerging as Asia’s hub in electronic services.
other fields in technical education that the Vice President mentioned
where Filipinos can capitalize on are the medical transcriptions
service and the maritime industry. Our country is a prime choice in
providing medical transcription service given our familiarity with
American medical standards, terminology and practices, aside from our
good command of the English language while Filipino seamen are seen in
all parts of world.
In the same celebration, Vice President De
Castro also led the giving out of Kabalikat awards
in honor of model TESDA employees who have rendered exemplary service
and who now serve as shining examples for all government employees.
He urged the awardees to continue
delivering the same service with renewed and reinvigorated effort
particularly in providing the right training and education to the
trainees for it would be a real source of pride not just to them but
also to their families as well.
no. VPMEDIA 05-113