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PIA Press Release
2009/06/06

TESDA, LGUs train Ifugaos on income generating activities

by Vency D. Bulayungan

Lagawe, Ifugao (6 June) -- Hand in hand with the local government units (LGUs) here, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) conducted trainings on pedicure, manicure and hairperming recently at the Lagawe Gymnasium here.

TESDA Provincial Director Ronald Ibay said the ten days training help boost the economic situation of about 40 participants from Barangay Poblacion West here.

Ibay said that this will also help save family expenses on pedicure, manicure and haircut since the trainee will do it instead of paying the parlor. He added that skilled workers on this field of business are being marketed abroad thus he advised the participants to take the training seriously because this will greatly help them land a job locally or abroad.

Ibay informed that just last month, Saudi Arabia was in need of 300 nail technicians. These are areas of investments that you can take advantage of if you take this training seriously, he added.

Marlyn Abad, 19, a college student and one of the participants said the skills which she acquires from this training will greatly help her in sourcing out income for her studies. In this way, I can help my parents to augment my tuition fee and other needs, she said.

Other participants said that the certification which the TESDA will issue them after undergoing the said training will be of great help when they apply for job abroad as a skilled worker.

Funded by the provincial, municipal and barangay LGUs, the TESDA believes that said trainings will be able to provide employment to the unemployed and displaced workers. Ibay said that the LGUs had been helping a lot in the implementation of their programs such as providing funds. The provincial government allotted P200,000.00 for TESDA programs this year, he said. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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