The BPI Tech-Voc Program is an intervention designed to train the members of the chosen community in valuable technical skills as well as management skills. The program seeks to train workers of enterprises, specifically hotels and resorts, which belong to the ecotourism industry.
The program will be implemented in the municipality of Gubat located in the province of Sorsogon, Bicol Region. The hotels and resorts situated in the barangay of Buenavista and other nearby coastal barangays will be tapped as sending partners for the program.
The participants of the program will include the workers and employees of the hotels and resorts in the identified areas.
The participants will undergo three types of training: technical-vocational, abaca weaving and management functions. The technical vocational training includes Cookery (Certificate of Competency), Food and Beverage Services NC II and Events Management NC III. The training on management functions will cover Operations, Human Resources, Marketing and Finance. The technical-vocational training session is meant to refine or upgrade the skills of the participants in services they are currently rendering or offering to their guests and visitors. The training on abaca weaving intends to provide the hotels and resorts with an added source of revenue through the sale of abaca products. The training on management functions aims to provide mastery on the four key management functions among hotel or resort managers and supervisors.
The workers or employees of the hotels and resorts may choose to have livelihood endeavours using the technical skills training they received so as to augment their household income during the low season.