JobStart Program to start training this August 27 in Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – With the upcoming implementation of the second batch of the JobStart Program in Tacloban City, the City Government signed another memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the project last August 20.
The MOA signing was held at the City Hall, headed by Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez and DOLE 8 Regional Director Yahya Centi along with the City Public Employment Services Office (PESO).
Mayor Romualdez expressed his delight on the start of yet another batch of JobStart Trainings. He said that the program is a good opportunity to reduce the unemployment of out-of-school youths and fresh graduates as it will capacitate them with both the soft skills and hard skills needed for them to be employable.
A Dole-initiated project funded by the Asian Development Bank through the government of Canada, JobStart is being implemented through the local PESO offices of the target areas.
The Program has three phases: Life Skills Training, Technical Training/Hard Skills, and Internship graduated 100 beneficiaries last year.
Under the program, applicants will undergo 10 days of life skills training with daily allowance, three months of technical training with a stipend, and another three months of internship with pay in a partner establishment. The interns will be paid at least 75% of the minimum wage in the city.
Some 92 JobStarters have been selected for the second batch of the program which will start on August 27.
Meantime, the partner establishments for the second wave of the program are McDonald’s, Mang Inasal, Pinutos, Hotel Canelsa, Hotel Rodolfo, Etsu Hotel, Shawarma Shack and Globe Telecom. – H. J. Roca/CIO
Photos: T. Canes/CMO