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TESDA launches Kasosyo project to generate more jobs in the Philippines

TESDA launches Kasosyo project to generate more jobs in the Philippines

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority launched recently a new project on inter-regional trade, enterprise and entrepreneurship development.
Aptly called TESDA Kasosyo Project, the intervention is designed to create jobs for people in the rural areas and thus help alleviate poverty and promote food security in the country, TESDA said in a statement.
Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, TESDA director general, described the project as an integrated approach to deliver TESDA's three prime rural development programs in food security, village technology, and community-based products. The project has three components: LGU to LGU partnership, business to business partnership, and business to consumer partnership, Syjuco said.
Those community-based programs, said Syjuco, include Plant for Life, a social volunteerism project that addresses food security in the communities by encouraging people to plant crops and vegetables.
The Village Technology Program aims to infuse appropriate technologies through training and fabrication of tools, equipment and machine parts. Spearheading the technology popularization program are the 117 TESDA schools and training centers nationwide.
The Dangal ng Barangay Program advocates production of select community products using indigenous materials as a result of vocational skills training programs.
"Through the Kasosyo project, we want every Filipino to be an active partner in the country's economic development," Syjuco added.
"We will encourage our people to buy Philippine-made products and in the process help micro and small enterprises earn income and create employment for our people in the communities."
According to TESDA, some 3,000 new jobs mostly in the communities will be created by micro enterprises participating in the Kasosyo project. Pilot regions for the LGU to LGU partnerships are Region II (Nueva Viscaya), Region VI (Iloilo), Region XII (North Cotabato), and National Capital Region.
The business to business partnership component will be pilot tested in Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region.
All regions will have pilot projects for the business-to-consumer arrangement through the Kasosyo technology and products fairs, it added.


Updated : 2021-06-16 07:37 GMT+08:00