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National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO)

March 2020

 

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) signed a memorandum of Agreement between the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) on Business Mentorship and Career Opportunities for OFWs and their families. The MOA was signed by DOLE Secretary and OWWA Board of Trustees Chairman Silvestre H. Bello III, OWWA Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac, ECOP President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr., and ECOP Director General Jose Roland A. Moya. The gentlemen are joined by the officials and the Board of Trustees from OWWA and ECOP.

 The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), through the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) on Business Mentorship and Career Opportunities for OFWs and their families last 6 March 2020 in Intramuros, Manila.

The partnership project is an OFW entrepreneurship and employment reintegration partnership program and will be implemented through the Regional Welfare Offices. The project presents career opportunities not just for returning OFWs, but also to their family dependents, specifically on the following:


a. Career and Business Trainings;
b. Career and Business Coaching and Mentorship; and
c. Local Employment Facilitation through the ECOP’s member employers

As stated in the memorandum, the OWWA, with the role of the NRCO as the manager for all reintegration programs, shall be proactive and engaging with its co-implementer ECOP. Being the umbrella organization of different business organizations, ECOP will be consulted by the OWWA to build collaborations with each of ECOP’s members so as to maximize the benefits of this Project.

        The implementation of this partnership project aims to complement the Comprehensive OFW Reintegration Program (CORP) by offering business development and employment opportunities for returning OFWs and their families as a viable means in sustaining their return and reintegration. This shall be done through:
           a. Offering specialized career and business trainings to returning OFWs and       

      their families, through the pool of ECOP’s identified mentors and trainers;
           b. Offering career and business coaching, mentorship, and apprenticeship to

      aspiring returning OFWs and their families; and
           c. Providing employment opportunities for returning OFWs in their home

     communities through ECOP’s member business organizations. ###