Trade confab highlights women’s skill in ‘non-traditional’ trades

MANILA More women are doing well in jobs traditionally thought suited only to men, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has noted.

At the Manila Tradeswomen Conference held in Quezon City on Sunday, the government technical vocational school highlighted women's success in technical vocational education and training (TVET).

In a statement, TESDA said women TVET graduates have been successful in non-traditional trade areas, such as construction, welding, plumbing, and automotive.

Among them, TESDA said, were TVET graduates Rebecca Sadang Liyad (General Welding and Steel Fabrication), Marilyn O Tusi, (Gas Metal Arc Welding NC lll), Irene F. Mendoza (Gas Metal Arc Welding NC lll), Jonnalyn A. Navarossa , (Automotive Servicing NCl l, ll, III and lV), Nina A. Rivero, (Automotive Servicing NC ll), and Leah Rose G. Cruz, (Automotive Servicing).

The tradeswomen conference aimed to promote Gender and Development (GAD) activities so that more women will join non-traditional trades.

It also served as an avenue to showcase the success of women in the construction industry.

About 300 women, including TESDA graduates and trainers, attended the conference, according to TESDA.

Source: Philippine News Agency