Davao to hold first medical transciption job fair

Jun. 08, 2007

DAVAO CITY — Davao City is well on its way to establishing itself as a major player in the country’s BPO (business process outsourcing) industry with the holding next week of a job fair for medical transcription professionals, the first such event in the city.

The Transcription Alliance of Davao Inc. (Tadi), an industry group, is scheduled to hold the First Medical Transcription Career and Job Fair on Saturday, June 16, at the MTC Academy along Quirino Avenue.

Wit Holganza, the president of Tadi, said the job fair would “create awareness on medical transcription as a career and industry in the city.”

Holganza said the job fair aims to provide employment opportunities for Davaoeos and promote medical transcription as a priority investment area. The one-day event includes a career-orientation seminar, a forum on Davao City as “Best BPO Location,” entrepreneurial seminar, testimonials as well as job interviews and placements.

Medical transcription is now considered a promising industry in Davao City, which has a growing number of medical transcription service organizations (MTSO) and training providers. These companies have established production and training centers here. Presently, there are more than 10 MTSOs in the city with a combined 200 seats. Five medical trancription training providers have also been accredited by the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (Tesda).

Among the participants in the job fair are the MTC Academy-Davao, SSP Transcription Inc., Davao First Transcription Center, Corp., Synergy Active Transcription Services Inc., Brokenshire Learning Systems Inc., Scribemasters Transcription Services, A-Plus Global Transcription Services, Kidapawan Technical Learning Center, Inc. and Transkripsyo Inc., one of the largest medical transcription companies in Manila.

Michael Chua, chief executive officer of Transkripsyo, said during a recent visit that his company is was planning to expand its operations in the provinces, with Davao and Iloilo as priority areas. He said that if the company could get “quality people” in the city who can form the core team for his new production center, then definitely we will locate here.”

Industry official said Davao City is a good location for BPOs because of its strong support from the local government, the academe and the private sector.

During his visit here, Chua visited some potential locations for his company, among them the proposed IT building at the NCCC Mall, the Brokenshire Learning System-s, Inc., MTC AcademyDavao, and the Damosa IT Park, the first Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)-registered IT park in Davao City.

Next week’s job fair is supported by the Department of Trade and Industry’s National Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (DTI-Nerbac) and the Davao and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Davao Inc. (davaotoday.com)

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