The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration-Cordillera is offering a free technical vocational training program to all overseas Filipino workers or their dependents.
The program co-vers a maximum of P14,500 per training course per applicant, who would complete a technical or vocational course in any schools accredited by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Maritime Industry Authority (Marina), and other government training institutions.
Courses offered are caregiving NCII, bread and pastry NCII, cookery NCII, heavy equipment operations NCII (bulldozer, forklift, hydraulic excavator, dump truck, backhoe loader), dressma-king NCII, beauty care NCII, massage therapy NCII, plumbing NCII, animation NCII, auto CAD 2D/3D, sketch up pro, slaughtering operations NCII, electrical installation and maintenance NCII, barista NCII, food and beverage NCII, health care services/nursing aide NCII, among other courses.
The dependents of the OFW are the spouse, a child who is single and not above 24 years old, the sibling, who is also single and not above 24. Either the OFW or their dependent can be the applicant but not both.
The OWWA membership of the OFW must be active upon application.
Interested applicants must have a copy of diploma or form 137 or transcript of records, passport, visa, arrival tamp, and departure tamp.
If the applicant is a dependent, proof of relationship is required such as Philippine Statistics Authority-certified birth or marriage certificate, and cenomar of OFW and dependent if the dependent is of legal age.
Also required are tuition assessment for the chosen Tesda accredited course, barangay certificate of residency, and notarized affidavit waiver.
For more questions and clarifications, contact OWWA at 0999-994-9296 or 0917-500-1294, or visit the second floor Gestdan Centrum along Buhagan Road, corner P. Burgos, Baguio City.
This year, 36 completers of the training program already received their training certificate, which they could use for jobs locally or overseas.
Around 50 individuals were also gi-ven a notice of award for them to enroll in their chosen courses and school. – Ofelia C. Empian