Tesda infuses P65-million training fund for IT-BPO industry

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has beefed up its support to the Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) with the infusion of fresh funding for the training of its potential workers.

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In a statement, Tesda said it will channel P65 million worth of scholarship vouchers for the pre-employment training and retooling of incoming workers in the industry, according to separate Memorandum of Agreements (MOAs) recently signed by Tesda director-general Joel Villanueva with the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP) and Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI).

The training will be carried out through Tesda’s ?Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP)?.

The separate MOAs stated that HIMOAP get P50 million worth of scholarship vouchers, while ACPI will get P15 million.

The training will complement the infrastructure and support that the government continues to provide, which make the Philippines the top destination for IT-BPM firms, Villanueva said.

The agreement with HIMOAP will focus on training for Medical Transcription Finishing Course NC II, Medical Transcription NC II and Medical Coding and Billing NC II.

Beneficiaries under the MOA with ACPI will be trained to get employed in the animation industry.

According to the agreements, the partners have committed an employment rate of at least 75 percent within six months from the scholar’s graduation.

HIMOAP also pledged to formulate a fund replenishment scheme to extend the mileage of the scholarship program.

Signing the separate agreements were Villanueva for Tesda, Myla Rose Reyes for HIMOAP, and Juan Miguel del Rosario for ACPI.

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