MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) has launched a 12-day Blended Training Program for Domestic Work National Certificate (NC) II.
This is to further assist outbound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and help them acquire the needed competencies which will be crucial for passing the competency assessment in Domestic Work NC II.
TESDA chief Secretary Isidro Lapeña said there were 20 trainees who participated in the 12-day training program. The first batch of trainees is bound for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
“This program has been conceptualized with the situation of our outbound household workers in mind. We recognize their need to be deployed immediately but TESDA would like to make sure they are properly trained before deployment. We want to prevent situations where domestic workers are abused by their employers because of alleged incompetence,” he said.
The program will run for six months with a minimum of 60 trainees and will be monitored by the TESDA MuntiParLasTapat (Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Taguig, Pateros) District in NCR.
If proven effective, the TESDA chief also said that this will be immediately recommended for adoption by other training centers offering Domestic Work.
Meanwhile, TESDA said that the regular training program on Domestic Work NC II with a nominal training duration of 218 hours is still being implemented. –AAC