TESDA-Kalinga Provincial Director Joel M. Pilotin said the slots offered to Kalinga this year increased from last year’s 1,345.
Training period is from October 2019-October 2020.
TESDA continues to level-up its program under the government’s Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) aimed to develop the ‘human infrastructure’ in the country. Through this, the country’s labor force will be among the world’s top-demand that ultimately would address unemployment and poverty, Pilotin said.
Meanwhile, Artemio Jose, TESDA-Kalinga Training Center head, said 1,145 trainees have completed technical-vocational courses as of July 2019 while 200 others are expected to finish this quarter.
Beneficiaries enrolled are provided P160 daily stipend, P5, 000 learning material allowance plus insurance coverage.
Jose urged the out-of-school and unemployed to avail of the scholarship slots saying this would qualify them for employment here and overseas. The training center uses updated training materials and tools to prepare graduates for today’s work.
Courses offered include automotive, welding, bread and pastry, masonry, carpentry, painting, driving, furniture and organic agriculture. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)
By Larry T. Lopez