The Philippine government will provide P500 million to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to help fund a training program for students and teachers in state universities and colleges (SUCs) and meet the demand of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in terms of talent.
According to Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad, the government is planning on tapping several industries for the training. With the P500 million budget, the program can train about 62,000 applicants who can be part of the BPO workforce. About 37,000 will definitely get jobs in the industry. A total of 150 teachers will also be hired to train the applicants. Abad said the training program is designed to better prepare the students at SUCs for the BPO demand.
Abad said they are also looking into providing training projects for other industries such as tourism, agriculture and fisheries, construction and infrastructure development, as well as semiconductors and electronics.