More demand for skilled workers in Europe bared

TO make skilled workers in Pangasinan become more competitive in the world market, particularly in Europe, Technical Educational Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) recently held the Provincial Skills Competition to help develop and improve their skills.

TESDA’s Regional Director Franciso Jucar said the Provincial Skills Competition to underscore the need for more highly skilled workers to meet the challenges in the labor world market.

The event was held on December 12-13 in Lingayen and attended by senior high school students from Pangasinan National High School, Pangasinan School of Arts and Trade, Private TechVoc Schools and trainees of the Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO).

The recent labor conferences held in Amsterdam established need of European countries to employ highly skilled coders or programmer in the next 10 years owing to expected advancement in automation and robotics.

At the same time, the competition stressed the need for multitasking skilled workers ready to adopt to modern technology.

TESDA with the help of Alliance of Private TechVoc Institutions announced the offer of more slots for scholarship in courses for entrepreneurship, hair dressing, hair cutting, bartending, barista and ‘hilot’ massage.

Alex Ferrer, PESO Provincial Manager, also announced the availability of mobile training for short courses in welding, masonry, electrical and welding for construction workers to fill in requirements of the Build Build Build program of the government. (Nora Dominguez)

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