04 Sep Cagayan de Oro City Receives 2019 National Kabalikat Award From TESDA
Mga higala! The Cagayan de Oro City Government recently received the 2019 National Kabalikat Award for its efforts in supporting the advocacy of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)!
This award is given by TESDA to its most dynamic, effective and outstanding partners.
Below is an article of this posted by the Facebook page of Cagayan de Oro City Philippines:
Every year, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) confers the Kabalikat Award to its most dynamic, effective and outstanding partners. These are those whose back is ready to advance the agency’s advocacy of thrusting the employability of Filipino skilled workers through training program development, enhancement, and implementation. The agency’s executive officer screening committee looks into the investment of partners to technical education and skills development (TESD), promotion and advocacy activities, employment facilitation assistance and opportunities provided, quality assurance certification, and their continuous support to TESD.For the past three years, the City Government of Cagayan de Oro, under the leadership of Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, has invested millions of pesos for skills development and employment facilitation. This includes up-skilling, training, and facilitating national certification to 4Ps beneficiaries, recovering drug dependents, out-of-school youths, uncertified masseuse and masseurs, persons with a disability, indigenous peoples, street families, fresh graduates, unemployed, LGU drivers, among others.In 2017, the City Government has created and funded the mobilization of the CDOC-Technical Education, Skills Development and Employment Committee (CDOC-TESDEC) to ensure a strong public-private sector partnership and complementation in the development, planning, and implementation of technical education and skills development programs and projects and to create favorable employment and livelihood opportunities.As the region’s education hub, the City Government established the Cagayan de Oro Technical Vocational Institute (CDO-TVI) in 2018 through Ordinance No. 13473-2018 to better institutionalized its TESD programs. It invested in rehabilitating the old high school site of Agusan, equipping it with facilities and instructional tools and materials for technical-vocational education and training. It forged partnerships with industries who are ready to provide workforce development through work-based training.With DepEd’s increasing need of training facilities for its Senior High School Technical-Vocational-Livelihood track strand, City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno has been vocal in its plan of expanding CDO-TVI by developing laboratories and workshop areas in old high school sites.