Language Skills Institute To Open In Zamboanga City

November 17, 2007 at 1:39 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Nov. 17, 2007) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Saturday said it will inaugurate its first Language Skills Institute and a liaison office in Zamboanga City.

It will offer free English language training for job-ready workers. The training, it said, is funded by President Gloria Arroyo-Training for Work Scholarship Project (PGMA-TWSP).

The institute, which will be inaugurated Nov. 21, is expected to address current demand for workplace language proficiency in the labor market. It will mostly cater to training needs of those living in the autonomous region, especially from the provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.

It said a second Language Skills Institute would also be opened at the TESDA-ARMM’s Regional Manpower Development Center in Sultan Kudarat town in Shariff Kabunsuan province.

The liaison office, on the other hand, will manage all activities of TESDA-ARMM in Zamboanga City, such as scholarship concerns and other inter-agency activities.

The Language Skills Institute and the liaison office are located at the 2nd Floor of LHB II Building at Veterans Avenue. They can also be reached through email address zamoffice@tesda-armm.ph or by telephone and facsimile 062-990-2959.

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