Dubai opens 4,200 jobs for Pinays
Female technical-vocational (tech-voc) graduates will have an opportunity to work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), where there are more than 4,200 job openings.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) announced this Sunday, saying the openings are for female workers with certified specialization on electrical installation and maintenance, plumbing, refrigeration and air-conditioning.
Secretary Joel Villanueva said the job orders for Dubai, the most progressive of UAE’s seven emirates (sheikhdoms), are with Placement International Services.
He said the hiring for the job orders are to last until 2016, with salaries ranging from $600-800 per month.
Villanueva said the recruitment agency “believes that TESDA-certified female workers are highly qualified to work in maintenance facilities of Dubai government institutions like hospitals, universities, and banks.”
He said Senator Allan Peter Cayetano helped TESDA coordinate with the manpower agency.
At the 2014 TESDA National Directorate and Provincial Directors Conference, the TESDA director general introduced the acronym TRABAHO, which stands for Training, Re-Accelerating Access, and Boosting A High-impact Opportunity to every Filipino.
TESDA struck a partnership with the E. Zobel Foundation, Inc. Friday for the construction of a tech-voc center in Calatagan, Batangas province.
Villanueva and Dee Anne Hora Zobel, chairman of the board of the Zobel Foundation, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to implement the project.
He cited the importance of the foundation’s initiative which, he said, would benefit the individual trainees, their families, and the whole community.
“The goal is putting our youth into schools ad eventually putting them to work. Its overall impact will reach the local economy,” he said.
Villanueva stressed the need for TESDA to partner with the private sector so it can expand its programs and make them more accessible to the Filipino youth.