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TESDA, government agencies Help is extended to new job seekers

New job seekers can more easily get their documents from TESDA that they will need in their job application.

TESDA will not charge any fees for National Certificates (NCs), Certification, Authentication and Verification (CAV), and Certificates of Competencies (CoCs) from new job seekers who have actually undergone the Competency Assessment process that will require document for their job application.

This is after the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and 14 other agencies recently signed the First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act (FTJAA) Joint Operational Guidelines (JOG).

The Joint Operational Guidelines institutionalize the procedures for the implementation and issuance of documents for new job seekers as set forth in Republic Act No. 11261 or the First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act.

Director General Danilo P. Cruz announced that TESDA will collaborate with other government agencies to ease the financial burden of new job seekers in obtaining the documents they will need in their job search.

“The signing of the joint guidelines will further improve these guidelines that indicate the fulfillment of the government’s commitment to help our countrymen get their first job, and effectively increase the opportunity for young people to find work,” he said. by DG Cruz.

The TESDA chief also emphasized that the agency, as one of DOLE’s attached agencies, continues to help the government to address skills-job mismatch problems and reduce unemployment among Filipino workers.

The First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act Inter-Agency Monitoring Committee (FTJAA IAMC) signed the joint guidelines at Kingsford Hotel Manila, Parañaque City on May 12.

The FTJAA or Republic Act No. was signed into law. 11261 by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2019.

According to the DOLE, 300,000 beneficiaries have benefited since the implementation of RA 11261 and the government has paid an estimated P83 million.



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