TRENTO, Agusan del Sur —- Provincial PESO of Agusan del Sur, in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment Caraga (DOLE Caraga) spearheaded the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Hiromoca Corporation as partner employer of the Provincial PESO of Agusan del Sur and DOLE Caraga for JobStart Philippines Program 2022 roll-out.

The MOA signing was conducted at Barangay Pulang-Lupa, this municipality. Mr. Escolastico R. Hitgano Jr., the proprietor, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity opened by the program.

Since the Jobstart trainees have already completed the first training phase, they will now proceed to Technical Training and Internship. Trainees will be placed in-house with a partner employer for technology-based theoretical instruction for a maximum of three months for lectures, perform hands-on exercises in a laboratory or a workshop within the premises, and apply the practical learnings in a regular work environment under mentorship for a maximum of three months.

Trainees will receive stipends of three hundred pesos per day, two hundred pesos worth of communication allowance during their technical training, and a National Certificate II before proceeding to an internship. Partner employer provides 75% of the prevailing minimum wage during the internship of the trainees. They may absorb the trainees to wage employment after the training. The technical training and internship will commence on September 1, 2022 until December 30, 2022. Twenty trainees will be in the food and beverage services. The remaining twenty trainees will be in the housekeeping services.

JobStart Program is a full-cycle employment facilitation service that shortens the youth’s school-to-work transition. It enhances the knowledge and skills acquired in formal education, providing the youth with a conducive and safe work environment where they can learn and apply relevant theories and develop a strong work ethic through the program’s technical training and internship phases. It is also a venue for partner employers where they can customize the process of technical training through employer-driven training plans, select well-equipped trainees, and have another opportunity to contribute to society through corporate social responsibility.