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OWWA Region 1 offers tech-voc scholarship to OFWs, dependents

October 13, 2017

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) encourages its member-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) or their qualified dependents in Ilocos Region to take advantage of its scholarship program on technical-vocational skills development.

The OWWA Skills For Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) aims to provide training assistance to OFWs or their qualified dependents who desire to enroll in any tech-voc courses in any training institute accredited by the TESDA.

The SESP provides P14,500 educational assistance to scholars as they complete their TESDA-accredited tech-voc courses leading to their acquisition of a National Certificate (NC) II or NC III related to their skill.

Qualified to apply are OFWs who are active OWWA members, or their qualified dependents namely spouse or child below 24 years of age for married OFWs; or sibling below 24 years of age for single OFWs. The scholarship applicant must have at least finished high school.

In Region 1, among the most common tech-voc courses being applied for the SESP include Welding, Caregiving, Cookery, Visual Graphic Design, Bartending, among many others.

Interested qualified applicants in Region 1 may get in touch with the OWWA Regional Welfare Office 1 thru hotline number 0908 863 4250, email at, or thru its official Facebook page,

OFWs who are active members of OWWA, or their qualified dependents, are encouraged to apply for the scholarship program of OWWA on technical-vocational training. Called the SESP, the program gives P14,500 assistance to qualified scholars.