Three more assessment centers for domestic work were opened in Region III.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) said this is to accommodate more outbound Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
TESDA Region III inaugurated the Domestic Work Assessment Center in Concepcion Vocational School (CVS) in Tarlac and in the Provincial Training Center (PTC) in Calumpit, Bulacan on May 31 and June 1 respectively.
It also opened another assessment center on Domestic Work National Certificate II in PTC-Tarlac last June 3.
In a statement on Wednesday, June 9, TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña said these new assessment centers can now accommodate the applicants in their respective provinces and they will no longer need to go to other provinces just to undergo competency assessment.
“We need to upgrade and provide more assessment centers for Domestic Work. We will ensure that all outbound domestic workers are competent and have the necessary skills to render service to their employers in foreign countries,” he said.
Lapeña also acknowledged that setting-up additional assessment centers under the management of the regional offices will more likely expedite the process of assessment and certification.
“With these assessment centers, outbound OFWs compliance and enforcement to the said requirements will be improved,” he said.
Earlier, Lapeña urged outbound OFWs in the province to undergo competency assessment on Domestic Work NC II at the nearest assessment center in their area to avoid overcrowding in NCR.
OFWs are one of TESDA’s long-time priority clients, and the agency is continuously doing its best to improve the services and programs for them to maintain a high rate of employment overseas.
Other assessment centers for Domestic Work NC II in Region III are Regional Training Center (RTC) Central Luzon – Guiguinto, RTC Central Luzon – Mariveles, PTC – Nueva Ecija (Palayan City), and Gonzalo Puyat School of Arts and Trades (GPSAT).