Two-hundred sixty-five broadcast media workers and dependents will undergo skills training under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The training will be implemented as part of an agreement between the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) and TESDA signed last December 2013. KBP president Herman Z. Basbaño said that the program aims to train broadcast media workers to better cope with the requirements of their jobs as well as to help their dependents earn gainful employment.

TESDA-KBP Program

TESDA and KBP sign agreement to train broadcast media workers and dependents: TESDA Director for Public Information Marta Hernandez, KBP President Herman Z. Basbaño, TESDA Director-General Emmanuel Villanueva. KBP Board Chairman Ruperto S. Nicdao, Jr.

TESDA approved last May the issuance of certificates of commitment to 265 participants endorsed by the KBP to TESDA for training this year. The trainees will be coming from all over the country, including Metro Manila, Laguna, Occidental Mindoro, Zambales, Olongapo, Nueva Ecija, Pqampanga, Bulacan, Baguio, Pangasinan, Laoag, Tuguegarao, Isabela
Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, General Santos, Dipolog, and Bukidnon.

The trainees are scheduled to undergo orientation and evaluation by TESDA this June and July before they start attending training courses in designated training centers.