Some 162 TESDA trainees receive certificates, tools

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, April 18 (PIA) -- Some 162 trainees recently graduated from various technical-vocational courses offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), in partnership with the Office of Congressman Allen Jessie Mangaoang and Senator Loren Legarda.


Out of the total number of graduates, 30 of which finished cake and pastry making; 20 for bread making; 15 for masonry; 14 for carpentry, plastering, construction and painting; 10 for tile setting and 15 for organic farming.

They were awarded with the National Certificate 1 and 2 qualifying every one of them for employment.

The graduates also received various tool kits which they can use in applying their acquired skills.

TESDA Provincial Director Gabriel Cayacay told the graduates not to sell their tools.

“Use it for your livelihood or when you have work,” he said as he called on other interested individuals to enroll since all trainings offered by TESDA will be free starting July this year as ordered by President Duterte.

Each graduate was given a daily allowance worth Php60.

Ruben Tuazon of the Office of Cong. Mangaoang assured that the lawmaker has again allotted funds for skills training this year. He encouraged the graduates to tell those interested to grab the opportunity to be trained. He announced that allowance will be increased to Php100 a day.

Brenda Cabardo also urged graduates to apply their skills to earn and be more productive.  She represented Vice Gov.  James Edduba who was instrumental on the approval of Legarda’s assistance when he was the acting governor.

Elizabeth Perez who finished pastry making thanked TESDA and its partners for the free training aimed to improve lives of Filipinos.

“Even without formal employment, I can put up my own business and apply what I have learned,” she said. Larry T. Lopez(EDT/PIA-CAR, Kalinga)


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