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PIA Press Release
2009/10/24

137 avail of congressional livelihood project

by GG Dumallig

Tabuk, Kalinga (24 October) -- Unwavering in his efforts to curb unemployment problem and improve the workforce in the province, Kalinga Congressman Manuel S. Agyao provided another opportunity for unemployed parents to avail of free skills training.

Offered this time is a free training on cosmetology through the HBC Home of Beauty Exclusives, a well-known beauty care company in the country.

According to Dr. Caroline Agyao from the Office of the Congressman, the HBC Home of Beauty Exclusives provided the 11 trainers and the products given as kits to the participants. She said that a commercial company was chosen to give the Kalinga beauty care providers a chance to know the latest products, trends and techniques in the business.

Agyao said she has accommodated 137 eager trainees, instead of the 130 targeted participants, relating that aside from the unemployed parents even local beauty care providers have joined the training for the opportunity to enhance and advance their skills in beauty care.

During the two-day training, the participants were provided instructions and exercises on facial services, foot spa, cosmetology, manicure and pedicure. Foods and snacks were likewise provided free for the trainees.

To get the National Certificate II qualification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), TESDA Kalinga Director Julie Banganan said that the trainees could avail of the agency's assessment test and if they pass, they will be given a better opportunity to apply for a more gainful employment here and abroad.

Said training is part of the livelihood projects of Congressman Agyao funded from his Priority Development Assistant Fund (PDAF) being distributed around the province to provide better and lasting livelihood opportunities for the poor but deserving constituents in the province. (PIA Kalinga) [top]

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