Bago City earmarks P800-T for welding training
Negros Occ. (14 November) -- The Bago City government has earmarked P800,000 for gas and arc welding training.
It aims to provide basic knowledge and skills to perform shielded metal arc and oxyacetylene gas welding.
The first batch is composed of 31 adults and out- of- school youths from Brgy. Ma-ao.
Mayor Torres said the training will provide livelihood and enhance their chances in getting a gainful employment.
The city affiliated with the Technological University of the Philippines- Visayas for the conduct of the training.
President Gloria M. Arroyo has ordered the strengthening of technical education in the country as there is still demand for skilled Filipinos to work abroad despite global financial crisis. Top government officials, however, predict this could be affected in the coming days as a result the global economic crunch. (Bago City-PIA LOL) [top]