Manila City has entered into a tripartite agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Universidad de Manila (UdM) and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) to offer technical and vocational programs for Manileños.

Under the agreement, TESDA Manila District Office finds a new home in UdM’s Annex Campus which offers tech-voc courses under the UDM Center for Microcredentialing and Industry Training.

With the support and assistance of TESDA, UdM and PESO-Manila will work hand-in-hand for the success of programs and activities aimed at enhancing employability, skills, and capabilities of the work force in the Nation’s Capital.

Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said the local government will strive to be better and efficient as it offers new opportunities for training and education.

“But ako, I’m a believer of education. In fact until today, I continue to try to learn new things. Pipilitin naming magbuti, maging mainam at magkaroon ng trabaho yung mga graduate under this agreement,” Domagoso said.

TESDA Director General Sec. Isidro Lapeña his agency remains true to its commitment to provide quality trainings for Manileños.

“Kagaya ng sinabi ko kanina, ang kasabihan na kapag binigyan namin kayo ng isda, ito ay pang-isang araw lamang. Pero kung tuturuan mo siyang mangisda, tiyak na ito ay pang-habang buhay. At ang pagtuturo na iyon ay training po yun, at iyon po ang TESDA,” Lapeña said.

Courses/programs to be offered by UdM are the following:

-Android Development
-Book Keeping
-Bread and Pastry
-Catering, Food and Beverage Service
-Graphic Design
-Photography
-Programming – Java
-Programming – Python
-Web Development
-Wood Technology
-Coffee Apprenticeship
-2D and 3D Animation

Domagoso and Lapeña are signatories for the tripartite agreement, with UdM President Maria Lourdes Tiquia and PESO-Manila Director Fernan Bermejo as witnesses. (JKG/JNL/MPIO)