Attention Skilled Workers and TESDA Graduates: FindWork is Looking for You
The government has recently tied up with human resources consulting firm FindWork Philippines in helping match employers and companies working in the 'Build, Build, Build' infrastructure program. This mobile application service will target mostly skilled workers and TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) graduates in the country.
"More than half of the workforce are skilled workers and half of that are TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) graduates or even TESDA certified," said FindWork Country Manager Rommel Torres in an interview with BusinessWorld. "There are many employers who go directly to TESDA and now there is a facility to help them match jobs with available workers."
TESDA, which gears its programs and services on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) courses reported that at least six out of 10 technical vocational education and training (TVET) graduates get hired within six months to one year after their graduation. This statement seems to ring true today, especially with the many projects lined up for the 'Build, Build, Build' Program.
Skilled and Vocational Workers in Demand
The “Build, Build, Build” Program is President Rodrigo Duterte's most ambitious project to date. It aims to spend around more than PHP8 trillion over the next five years for airports, roads, railways, flood control facilities, and many others. This will demand thousands of skilled and vocational workers, especially graduates that specialize in General Infrastructure/Construction and Electronics.
FindWork, which recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with TESDA last month, is a free mobile application that focuses on skilled and vocational job seekers. It prioritizes TESDA's 2.1 million graduates and 2 million upcoming graduates, and have already included them in FindWork's applicant database.
The company boasts of a 30-percent success rate in filling jobs. It currently works with 500 companies to date, and has more than 40,000 app users.