Education will never be replaced by any material stuffs that I quite advocate earning a diploma from as high as post graduate. But, it is reality too in the Philippines that more and more young ones don't get to go to school or finish their degrees for financial reasons. So, I quite support the initiatives of the government by providing skill scholarships through TESDA.
It is only through education and knowledge that an individual can make his living more sustainable. Thus, we must all take hold of education chances whatever is the costs. Sometimes while studying, we need to work to send us to school but I guess it is always the priority that counts the most.
For now, there is a greater worldwide demand for welders and contact agents for call centers and other BPO units.
Do check TESDA for further details.