Beng boasts of Zambo’s many job opportunities PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 July 2016 12:01

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday welcomed the 232 graduates of MyDev Skills Training Program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), saying Zamboanga City nowadays has many job opportunities.

She said the city government has been tapping various agencies like the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) to “teach our youth with skills so that they can be employed locally or wherever they wish to go for greener pastures.”

In her message at MyDev graduation rites yesterday, Climaco thanked the USAID for its continued support to the city, particularly the youth by providing them with skills and livelihood trainings.

Aside from skills, the trainees were also given tools and instruments for them to start on in their newly acquired kills for livelihood.

She said MyDev Program has already produced more than 2,000 graduates since it started in 2014, and many of the graduates are already gainfully employed.

“We bolstered Zamboanga’s position as a major business and investment destination in the Philippines. In fact, our competitiveness is the best it’s ever been,” the chief executive said.

Our administration’s thrust is to create inclusive, sustainable economic growth by generating employment.— Vic Larato