TESDA trainees "stand up" vs poverty
by ES Subong
Iloilo City (12 October) -- Trainees of various programs implemented by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and its partners will showcase their experiences and accomplishments in a "Trainees Day" marking the National Week for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.
TESDA 6 Operations Chief Immaculada Gallego said the agency will lead in a National Trainees Day which will be done simultaneously in all provinces in the region on October 17.
"The 'stars' of the celebration will be our trainees who are or have been enrolled in TESDA's Technical Vocational Schools, together with our partner NGOs, and government agencies," Gallego said.
Gallego said the trainees will gather on that day in designated venues in each province where they will showcase skills, share experiences of struggles and successes gained from the programs they have participated in, as well as develop fellowship.
She further said that through its various training programs, TESDA seeks to bring hope to so many poor Filipinos, who can be trained in competencies, skills, develop good attitude and earn knowledge for them to earn decent incomes.
"Through the holding of the National Trainees Day, TESDA is calling on everybody, particularly all those its programs have benefited to stand up and show the world how they have overcome poverty. (PIA 6) [top]