THE Philippine Business for Education's YouthWorks PH inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cagayan de Oro City government under Mayor Oscar Moreno to provide skills training to out-of-school youth.
Karol Mark Yee of YouthWorks PH said they work with local government units so they could help the youth with opportunities to find good, sustainable employment.
He stressed such is important to act on the 158,000 unemployed youth in Northern Mindanao. They aim not just to train but to create models or aspiration for the youth to change their mindset and actualize what their talents are.
Moreno said such partnership is important to align the skills in the region with the best demands available in the country.
Training comes in three forms: company-sponsored where they provide their own curriculum; TESDA-based; and a special course. MARK FRANCISCO/PIA/CAGAYAN DE ORO ICT COUNCIL