THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has announced that it has more adaptive programs to match the demands of industries in Cebu.
On Oct. 23, 2020, the Tesda officially opened the Regional Technical-Vocational Education and Training Innovation Center inside the Tesda 7 compound on Salinas Drive in Cebu City. The facility is the first of its kind in the country.
In an interview with former Mandaue City mayor and Tesda Deputy Director-General Luigi Quisumbing, he said trainees will be equipped with skills that industries in Cebu need, particularly those that demand high-technical skills.
“We work very closely with private industry partners to make sure that the trainees will be immediately hirable with a minimal training time required,” Quisumbing said.
The Tesda chose Cebu to be the home of its first innovation center since it has world-class industries. The agency wants its graduates to benefit from this.
According to Quisumbing, graduates of the innovation center will help Cebu regain its economic footing once the pandemic is under control.
He said they have started to accept enrollees.
The facility can accommodate 100 trainees, but due to quarantine restrictions, it is only allowed to hold 25 to 50 trainees at one time.
The innovation center offers programs like high-level welding, computer engineering, 3D graphic animation and machine operations, among others.
Quisumbing said the Tesda’s aim is to establish one innovation center for every region.
The innovation center also features a dormitory for trainees, function rooms and convention space. (KFD)