The project provides technical vocational education and employment opportunities for Filipino women and is implemented in partnership with the Foundation for Professional Training Incorporated (FPTI), a local NGO which has 5 vocational training institutions in Laguna, Cebu City and Metro Manila.
The main objective of the project is to enable low income women access to stable full-time employment through skills training and industry experience in the area of Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Services. Participants receive qualifications recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). These qualifications ensure that participants acquire the necessary skills to enter the workforce or to establish their own micro-enterprises.
FPTI through the Banilad Centre for professional development also uses a Mobile Training Centre that gives women, living in remote communities, as well as indigenous women, access to technical vocational training. The Mobile Training Centre also works with the Department of Social Welfare to deliver customised courses in technical skills, work values and entrepreneurship to disabled women.
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