Medical transcription job fair in Davao slated

TADI will hold the First Medical Transcription Career and Job Fair at the MTC Academy along Quirino Avenue, according to the Department of Trade and Industry regional office.

The DTI said in a report this week that medical transcription is now a promising industry in the city citing the growing number of medical transcription service organizations and training providers.

The Technical Education Skills Development Authority (Tesda), the DTI said, has accredited more than 10 MTSOs with a total of 200 seats in Davao City.

The report quoted Wit Holganza, TADI president, as saying the conduct of the job fair is intended to provide employment opportunities for Dabawenyos.

Holganza added it will also promote medical transcription as a priority investment.

The event covers seminars on career orientation and entrepreneurship, a presentation on Davao City as Best BPO Location, testimonials, and job interview and placement.

The nine firms include MTC Academy – Davao, SSP Transcription Inc., Davao First Transcription Center Corp., Synergy Active Transcription Services Inc., Brokenshire Learning Systems Inc., Scribemasters Transcription Services, A-Plus Global Transcription Services, Kidapawan Technical Learning Center, Inc. and Transkripsyo Inc.

The report also quoted Michael Chua, CEO of Transkripsyo, as saying that their firm, considered among the big players in Manila, is planning to expand here and in Iloilo.

The report said Transkripsyo will “definitely locate here” if they recruit quality people in the city into their team.

Among the areas considered by the firm as potential locations are the proposed IT building at the NCCC Mall, Brokenshire Learning Systems, Inc., MTC Academy Davao and DAMOSA IT Park, the first Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-registered local IT park.

Local ICT stakeholders have eyed the city as the ICT hub for Mindanao and the BIMP- East ASEAN Growth Area.

Aside from the DTI, the event was also backed by ICT Davao, Inc.