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In commending TESDA on its role in honing talents

25 August 2005

Gamitin 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.

In his 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 competent.

The Vice 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.

In line 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.

Para sa 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. 

In fact, 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.

Among the 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.

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