TESDA Offers Free Contact Tracing Program
CONTACT TRACING – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) offered a free contact tracing program to assist the government’s COVID-19 response.
Recently, the government announced they would be hiring around 50,000 contact tracers for COVID-19 patients. According to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, the salary for contact tracers would be around P18,000.
Meanwhile, TESDA Deputy Director General Aniceto Bertiz III emphasized that contact tracing was a way to protect ourselves amid the pandemic. Based on an article from ABS-CBN, Bertiz said:
Isa ‘yung contact tracing training para sa protektahan ang ating sarili, at dahil nga po napakataas ng pangangailangan ng ating bansa lalong-lalo na po for contact tracing, we are expecting, according to [contact tracing czar] Mayor [Benjamin] Magalong, 150,000 or more para maserbisyuhan ang lahat
Furthermore, he said that the program would be open to anybody who wanted to enroll as long as they’re above 21 years old and no more than 59 and had graduated high school.
As per the article, the program is now available online completely free of charge. Moreover, there would be three modules that could take 5 days to complete. Along with this, the training would be conducted online.
Yung learning modality 80 percent, online. ‘Yung 20 percent, assessment. Puwede na nilang itake-up sa website natin ‘yung Contact Tracing Training Program Level 2,
After completing the course, applicants would be given a certificate which they could present to the DOH, DOLE, for a chance to be accepted as a contact tracer.
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