According to Labor Secretary, Rosalinda Baldoz, taking a technical-vocational (techvoc) course in carpentry is beneficial as it will lead to income opportunities. The Secretary informed that according to the labor market research done by the Department of Labor and Employment, Project JobsFit: The DOLE 20/20 Vision, the great demand for carpenters both in the Philippines and abroad would continue in the next five to ten years.
She said, “Carpenters play an important role in construction. He does most of the wood works and builds structures according to the design of architects and layout of engineers.”
“A good carpenter who knows his craft has a lot of opportunities to earn. He just needs to combine it with hard work, patience, diligence and should value his work,” Baldoz added.
The website of TESDA list training institutions that offer a 160-hour course in carpentry: Abra Skills Development Center, Marcos Agro-Industrial School, Aparri School of Arts and Trades, Southern Isabela School of Arts and Trades, St. Anthony of Gubat, Sorsogon, Inc., Leon Ganzon Polytechnic College, Tagum National Trade School, Surigao State College of Technology, and Alcantara National Trade School.