PIA Press Release
3,931 enroll under TESDA's Pangulong Gloria Scholarship
by Lito Dar
Baguio City (20 June) -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) awarded training certificates to 331 more Pangulong Gloria Scholarships (PGS) beneficiaries during the Kalayaan 2009 celebration held at the Baguio Convention Center last June 12.
Based on TESDA Regional Operation Division data, the TEK-BOK (technical/vocational) courses the beneficiaries have chosen were Automotive Servicing, SMAW, Dressmaking, Hairdressing, Beauty care, Tailoring, Massage Therapy, Slaughtering, Computer Hardware Servicing, Food and Beverage Services, Housekeeping, Commercial Cooking, Household Servicing, Health Care Servicing, Security Services, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Building Wiring Installation, Machining, Construction Painting, Tile Setting, Masonry, Bartending and Baking and Pastry Production.
These 331 new PGS beneficiaries will enroll in 11 TESDA partner Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) providers. Namely: BSBT College, Baguio Technical Vocational Skills Training Center, Meridian Paramedical Technical College, MMS Development Training Center, NIIT Baguio, Pines City College, Baguio Overseas Learning and Training Center, Triniville Central College, Warrior Security Training Academy, TESDA Regional Training Center and BCSAT.
For this year, under PGS, TESDA has inked Affidavit of Undertaking with 49 TVET providers in the entire Cordillera. 28 of the said TVET providers are in Baguio City and Benguet area.
With the awarding of these 331 new training certificates, there are now 3,931 enrollees under PGS this year. PGS also already have 2,159 graduates as of the end of May 2009.
The Pangulong Gloria Scholarship (PGS) is TESDA's response to support the President's Economic Resiliency Program, through job creation and job preservation. It aims to equip beneficiaries with the relevant competencies, needed by existing and emerging industries, through the provision for skills training. PGS provides free training, training support fund and free competency assessment to its beneficiaries. (PIA) [top]