Tulong Trabaho Act now pending on second reading

Through the “Tulong Trabaho Act” free tech-voc education will not only be limited to high school graduates

The “Tulong Trabaho Act” (Senate Bill 1431) or the measure aiming to give access to tech-voc training and strengthen existing TESDA programs to ensure gainful employment is currently pending on Second Reading in the Senate.

This bill seeks to ensure that not only high school graduates or those eligible for SUCs (state universities and colleges) will be provided financial assistance, but all Filipinos with potential for gainful and sustainable employment and livelihood.

Sen. Joel Villanueva, former TESDA chair, said through his SB 1431, technical and vocational training is not only limited to high-school graduates who are incapable to go to college, but is also open among unemployed Filipinos and workers who seek to enhance their respective skills.

He further said that through his measure, the needed skills in the market are determined and addressed through skills training and will also help reduce jobs-skills mismatch.

The Tulong Trabaho Act also seeks to establish a Tulong Trabaho Fund that will ensure financial assistance for the qualified applicants. This fund will be included in the budget of TESDA.

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