The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 1 participated in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) World Café of Opportunities (WCO) last August 25, 2019. TESDA staged the WCO as part of its 25th Anniversary and National Tech -Voc day celebration. Hundreds of job seekers flocked to the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome to grab their chances and employment opportunities. Local and overseas employers and recruitment agencies offered jobs, training and facilitated higher job-skill matching during the said activity.

DTI Pangasinan brought its programs and Negosyo Center Services such as Basic Entrepreneurship (Go Negosyo) Seminar, Business Name Registration, Business Counselling and Consumer Education Information during the whole day activity. DTI promotes entrepreneurship as a viable career option and alternate source of income among fresh graduates/job seekers. While starting any business is usually difficult, DTI continues to assist and inform would-be entrepreneurs the benefits and fulfillment of having a business that cannot be matched in most employment situations.

Present during the activities were officials from TESDA, DOLE and representatives from the Dagupan City and Pangasinan Provincial Governments. DTI Region 1 Director Grace Falgui-Baluyan and ARD Daria R. Mingaracal were also in attendance during the activity. RD Baluyan received the certificate of appreciation awarded by TESDA.

The WCO is a job fair that seeks to connect government and private agencies to Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) graduates, a highlight of the National Tech-Voc Day celebrated every 25th day of August pursuant to Republic Act 10970.♦

Date of release: 4 September 2019