Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal (SKIL) was a fitting response to the widespread unemployment problem amongst productive youth and the growing demand for middle-level craftsmen here and overseas. Launched in 1983, SKIL benefits deserving out-of-school youth who are trained in various technical courses such as automotive mechanic and servicing, consumer electronics, structural welding, pipe-fitting, and small engine, refrigeration and air conditioning repair, among others.
The institutional partners of PSFI in implementing SKIL are Technical and Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and TESDA-accredited institutions, Don Bosco Institute of Technology and STI Colleges, along with the participation of various industry partners, who provide on-the-job trainings, that include AG&P Co. of Manila, Aboitiz-Metaphil, Keppel Shipyard, Panasonic Communications and Honda Motors.
In recognizing new employment opportunities offered by information and communications technologies, PSFI also carries out ICT skills development programs. Dubbed the electronic Sanayan sa Kakayahang Industriyal (eSKIL), PSFI implemented its first program on ICT skills training in March 2006 to help the youth improve their chances of getting hired in call centres and animation art studios.
6,000 out-of-school youth supported
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