TESDA trains beneficiaries on rural development
by Juliet B. Saley
Bontoc, Mt. Province (13 February) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Provincial Government are jointly implementing livelihood programs to help beneficiaries who are unemployed and economically inadequate to become skilled workers in trade related jobs.
The livelihood project description is Development Alternative in Livelihood Opportunities for Growth. TESDA provincial director Gabriel Cayacay initiated the partnership scheme as their agency provides the skills training while the provincial government funds the project.
With this partnership program, the provincial government released last year a total amount of P500,000.00 for financial assistance in support to the technical vocational education and training.
Based on the TESDA annual report, this amount was used for the conduct of trainings on Rural Development covering the ten municipalities of the province graduating 848 beneficiaries. Of the total graduates, 72 were self-employed.
There were also 48 beneficiaries in Basic Computer Literacy Program under the Capability Building Programs of Partners in partnership with CICT, Provincial Government and TESDA. Of the total beneficiaries, 24 were employed by the Provincial Government on Job Orders.
In support to the Pangulong Gloria Scholarship program, there were 54 beneficiaries granted for scholarship training program. Of the total grantees, 25 each finished PC Operation and Computer Hardware Servicing (CHS) NCII, two finished Caregiving NC II and one each in commercial cooking and backhoe loader. (PIA-MP) [top]