“The program aims to provide skills and competencies through appropriate training programs that are directly connected to existing jobs for immediate employment and to empower private and training institutions to offer relevant training programs that meet job requirements,” he said.
Cueva said the national government has allotted 500 scholarship slots for South Cotabato, the first beneficiary in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao.
He said at least 100 slots were provided for the province this year.
To facilitate the training of the program’s scholars, Cueva said their agency accredited two private training providers — the e-Transcription International Academy, Inc. and the Marbel-Gensan Technology, Inc. — to give the 100-hour training program.
Cueva said the minimum requirement for the prospective scholars is that they must be high school graduates and must pass the English language pre-assessment administered by TESDA assessors or by call center companies.