TESDA Kalinga invites unemployed to TWSP-STEP trainings

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga March 9 (PIA) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)  invites unemployed individuals  to undergo a free-tuition skills training on slaughtering and butchering NC-II  under its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).


Gabriel Cayacay, TESDA provincial director, said P5 million was approved under their department’s regular budget for this training which will be released based on enrolment list.

“Accommodation is on a first come, first serve basis. If the number of grantees exceeds the required quota, we will ask for additional fund share,” he said.

Training duration will be 280 hours which is offered in 35 days. “Lecture and written examination will be undertaken during the first 6-training days to be conducted at MMS Baguio City and the 29 days hands-on training at Gismundo Slaughter House, Marcos Highway, also in Baguio City”, he said.

Training cost is P20, 000.00 per student and an additional P500.00 assessment fee. After 35 days of training, trainees are required to undergo mandatory assessment and attend the graduation ceremony.

Requirements and qualifications  are: at least 18 years old or above; male or female; at least high school graduate; 5’4” and above in height for male and 5’2” for female; photocopy of transcript of records if college level or diploma if graduated from college; photo copy of Form 137 if high school graduate; photo copy of Birth Certificate issued by Philippine Statistics Authority; 2 pieces  identical 1x1 picture; photo copy of marriage certificate issued by PSA if married; physically and mentally fit,  and must be able-bodied.

Potential grantees need to undergo medical examinations which includes chest X-ray; Hepa B screening; urinalysis; and stool examination. Trainees are advised to bring their beddings and will be responsible for their food allowance.

In another development, Cayacay informed that another P3 million will be provided by the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, of which P1.5 million will go to TWSP and the other half to STEP or the Special Training for Employment Program.

Another P1M is coming from the Office of Congressman Sonny Mangaoang for STEP, Cayacay announced.  (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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