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PIA Press Release
2009/06/20

TESDA Kalinga distributes PGS vouchers on Independence Day

Tabuk, Kalinga (20 June) -- Providing an innovative way of celebrating the country's 111th Independence Day, the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Kalinga has distributed 154 training vouchers for its Pangulong Gloria Scholarship (PGS) to partner TEK-BOK providers in the province.

Distributed scholarship trainings include the 15 vouchers for Driving NC II, 10 Household Services NC II vouchers and 15 Computer Hardware Servicing (CHS) for the Kalinga Polytechnic School (KPS);15 CHS and 15 Security Services NC II vouchers for the Kalinga Colleges of Science and Technology (KCST).

25 CHS and 15 Security Services NC I vouchers for Saint Louis College Bulanao; and 15 Housekeeping NC II, 15 Masonry and 14 Plumbing training vouchers for BEST.

According to TESDA Kalinga Provincial Director Julie Banganan, said vouchers are part of this year's scholarship target to provide free skills training for the unemployed, underemployed, displaced workers and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

The PGS program she said manifests the sincere efforts of the Arroyo Administration not only to help the Filipino workforce find job but to help them venture and meet the demands of the more globally competitive employment requirements and land into higher paying jobs.

To ensure the attendance of trainees in their class, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo she said has included a P60.00 daily allowance in the training package which to cover the fare expenses of each trainee.

Aside from the 154 vouchers, TESDA Kalinga has also given 20 dressmaking NC II vouchers for the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office's Free Dressmaking Training. This however does not include the daily allowance.

According to Bayangan, in order to cope with the global employment opportunities, the trainees should endeavor to hone their skills.

"We only give the opportunity to train but honing the skill into perfection depends on the trainee because there is a bigger employment opportunity for those who could offer add-ons or present multi-skills in their resume," she said urging trainees to learn more.

Said training scholarship is in line with the Economic Resiliency Program that provides free training, training support and free competency assessment to support jobs creation and job preservation for the Filipino skilled workers. (ggd/PIA-Kalinga) [top]

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