2020 APIA with TESDATagoloan, Misamis Oriental– PHIVIDEC Industrial Authority Administrator and CEO has cited the role of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region X in providing quality technical education and skills development programs for the labor sector.

La Vina expressed this gratitude during a business call of TESDA region X Regional Director Tarhata Mapandi and her staff Wednesday at the PHIVIDEC-IA office at MCT Complex In Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

La Vina said he will work closely with TESDA - X Director Mapandi to strengthen further the techvoc programs designed for the people of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental.

With the coming of more investments like the integrated steel mill to PHIVIDEC-IA, La Vina underscored the need for more skilled workers duly trained by TESDA-X through its accredited technical training schools spread across the region.

2020 APIA with TESDA 2Once the integrated steel plant is issued the green light to operate, some 10,000 skilled workers are needed to fill in the manpower requirements of the project, and TESDA-trained individuals has the fair advantage to get hired first, he said.

This is on top of the more than 30,000 odd jobs that would be created by downstream businesses, among which are support providers and suppliers like transport services, manpower agencies, stores, eateries, security, hardwares, parlors, etc.