JobStart is a five-year-old DoLE program to enhance employability via one-on-one career coaching, technical skills training, and paid internships with private sector employers.
Its beneficiaries include Jundelyn Baylosis Sato, 23, a person with disability (PWD) who visited her local government unit’s (LGU) Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in Kidapawan City in 2017, the ADB said in a statement.
“JobStart… didn’t reject me despite my condition, but instead they helped me build my confidence. I even gained friends through JobStart,” said Sato, a 2016 graduate from the University of Southern Mindanao with a Bachelor of Technical Teachers’ Education degree. She eventually found work as a vocational teacher.
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