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Friday, July 24, 2009


Immediate dependents of active Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) members will have more opportunities to educational assistance with the Skill-for-Employment Scholarship Program or SESP for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) dependents.

An unmarried brother or sister aged 21 and below of unmarried OFWs and spouse or child below 21 years of age of married OFW, who is at least elementary graduate and is a Filipino citizen can apply to this scholarship,” according to Public Employment Service Office head, Evelyn delos Santos.

Qualified SESP scholars may avail of any identified in-demand technical-vocational (tech-voc) programs not exceeding 1 year in duration. However, a scholar may be allowed to enroll in a 2-year vocational course providing that OWWAs financial assistance will only be limited to a maximum of P14, 500, both for a 2-year or one year tech-voc courses.

Among the courses that a qualified applicant may choose from are the following:

1. Caregiver, Medical Transcriptionist course or other
related courses to health, social and community services.
2. Machine/Lather Operator
3.All technician/Mechanic/Electrical and electronic courses
4. Information Technology courses (IT):
Software/Computer Programmer, Personal Computer
(PC) Operation and PC Technician
5. Tourism and Hotel Management Courses such as
Housekeeping Course, Food and Beverage Service,
Commercial Cooking, Baking/Pastry Production, Front
Office Service and Bartending

SESP scholars may enroll to any OWWA partner institutions such as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) or any accredited OWWA schools or institutions.

As of today, deserving Olongapeño OFW dependents have already received the financial assistance from SESP and are enrolled in different learning institutions in the city.

Interested applicants may visit the Olongapo City PESO at the ground floor of Olongapo City Hall for referrals and documentary requirements.


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