OWWA opens Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program for OFWs, dependents

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 13 (PNA) –- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) announced that they are now accepting applications for Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) for school year 2015-2016.

OWWA Regional Director Hassan Gabra Jumdain said that 18 of the 160 scholarship slots nationwide are intended for Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay and Basilan provinces as well as Zamboanga City.

Jumdain said SESP is offered to qualified overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and legal dependents of active OFWs enrolling in six months to two years Technical Vocational course in any Technical Education Schools and Development Authority (TESDA)-accredited training institution.

Jumdain said the applicants for the scholarship program must be 16 years old but not more than 21 years old.

Jumdain said applicants should submit the following requirements: an accomplished application form; two copies 2x2 pictures; proof of relationship to OWWA member; certificate of no marriage certified by the local civil registrar or National Statistics Office (NSO) if OFW is single; proof of OWWA membership; and official copy of transcript of records and school diploma.

He said the scholarship program offers PHP14,500 per course regardless of the duration of the training program.

He those interested to avail this scholarship to visit his office at 3rd floor, Goodwill building, Mayor Jaldon Street, Barangay Canelar, this city, or call at (062)991-27-85.