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Job Opportunity – Prepare Yourself For Vocational Education

Vocational training is preparation for qualified activities, i.e. preparation on the basis of manual and practical activities. The student participates directly and develops expertise in a specific group of techniques or technologies and is sometimes referred to as technical education. In the Philippines, vocational/technical schools and their curriculum have been accredited and approved by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA). Schools affiliated with TESDA offer a short course that will last 3 months and 2 years. Upon graduation, students take the TESDA license exam to earn a certificate or diploma.

Some courses for this are automotive engineering, electrical engineering, nursing assistant, hotel and restaurant management, computer engineering, drawing. Short courses can consist of cleaning, cooking, eating and drinking, welding, etc. Previously, these vocational courses were linked to the activities of the lower social classes. But not for now, as VET has developed and opened up many potential jobs and opportunities at home and abroad.

Today we are experiencing and fighting against the crisis. Many shops have closed because of the recession. Thousands of people lost their jobs. OFWs are also affected. Vocational education and training was the answer for them to start a new career.

The government has launched a scholarship program for out-of-school youth and students who cannot continue their university studies. This scholarship was requested by many parents. Many believe that the diploma and certificate of short courses can be beneficial and used for competitions. If you try to search for a job online, you will find that certain job sites have a huge list of qualified vacancies.

Countries like Australia, UK, Canada and the Middle East countries have a high demand for skilled workers. The problem is that most professionals cannot afford the high placement fees and document processing of employment agencies. Good news, there are some that offer a payroll deduction. The other thing is you can look for a job board that will give you the information of the employers to apply directly through.