Tesda, DTI push STEEP program
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Trade and Industry will work hand-in-hand to promote the Skills Training for Employment/Entrepreneurship Program or STEEP.
TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong said the two government agencies signed the memorandum of agreement Monday in Makati City.
The MOA will provide opportunities to the graduates of skills training and similar scholarship programs of TESDA to put up their own business through the Trabaho, Nesyo at Kabuhayan (TNK) program of DTI.
“The project aims to provide interventions through skills development by providing access to training on entrepreneurship to graduates of TESDA program for self or wage employment to uplift their economic status,” the MOA added.
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez signed the MOA for the agency, witnessed by Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya; Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Director Jerry Clavesillas; TESDA Deputy Director General for Partnership and Linkages Rebecca Calsado and Deputy Director General for TESD Operation Alvin Feliciano.
The MOA also calls for TESDA to come up with a list of STEP graduates and other similar scholarship programs and eventually provide entrepreneurship training.