Tesda allots P65-M for BPO training

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THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has allocated P65 million worth of scholarship vouchers for the pre-employment training and retooling of workers in the Information Technology-Business Process Management(IT-BPM) industry.

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Tesda director general Joel Villanueva said the training will be carried out through the agency’s Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).

“Prospects for continued growth are bright for the IT-BPO industry, and we should be able to capitalize on this opportunity,”he said during the signing of memorandum of agreement between the agency and the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP) and Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) on Friday.

“We will continue to provide quality education and training to have a pool of skilled and employable youth for these firms,” Villanueva said.

The agency will allocate P50 million worth of scholarship vouchers to HIMOAP, while ACPI will get P15 million.

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.

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