BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 17(PIA) - - Mothers of three members of the Special Action Forces(SAF) 44 recently completed a cake making course at the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade under Emergency Skills Training Program of the Technical Education and Skills Authority( TESDA).
Felicitas Nacino, 55, of Tuba Benguet; Julie Faustino Danao, 62, from Kabayan, Benguet and Victoria Kiangan, 71, of Mankayan Benguet, were among the 15 who received their cake-making training certificates from TESDA Regional Director Rafael Abrogar II and BCSAT Administrator David Bungallon in a graduation ceremony on August 14.
The three are also set to undergo Bread and Pastry training at BCSAT under the same program of TESDA.
Felicitas, the mother of the late PO2 Nicky Nacino, is thankful for the TESDA program as it will be very helpful to her as she plans to put up a livelihood project.
Julie, the mother of the late PO2 Walter Danao, stressed the importance of such skills training for her who is a single parent. Walter she said was the breadwinner of the family.
Victoria, mother of 10 including PO3 Noble Kiangan, said she will share her learned skills to her children especially those who did not go to school so that they can start a livelihood undertaking.
Abrogar explained that the TESTP aims to provide immediate skills training opportunities for identified beneficiaries who are considered marginalized or in distress such as displaced overseas workers, family members of Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police personnel who are killed or wounded in action, internally displaced workers due to insurgency, dependents of traffic enforcers, identified drug – dependents and informal settlers especially those living in resettlement areas.
The program includes free training, free assessment and training support fund of P100 per training day.
TESDA is also working out a partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry for entrepreneurship training for TESTP beneficiaries, Abrogar added. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)