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PIA Press Release
2009/02/19

200 scholars in Palawan avail of PGMA scholarship program

Manila (19 February) -- Exactly 200 scholars, who are currently enrolled at the Puerto Princesa School of Arts and Trades (PPSAT), received their support from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's scholarship program.

According to Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Palawan Director Arnel Campued said the 200 scholarships are funded out of the P500 million from the government's pump priming fund of the PGMA Training for Work Scholarship.

Campued said the work scholarship aims to insure skills training programs produce the best quality workers for job openings in industry.

Among the skills training programs are shielded metal arc welding, building wiring, installation and consumer electronics servicing, food and beverage services, housekeeping, front office services and baking/pastry production.

He said the PGMA's scholarship program hopes to provide skills and competencies to job seekers through appropriate training programs that are directly connected to existing jobs for immediate employment and to empower private education and training institutions to offer relevant training programs that meet job requirements. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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