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TESDA conducts "Galing" trainings in Mt. Province

by Juliet B. Saley

Bontoc, Mt. Province (7 July) -- The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) and the Provincial Government jointly conducted Galing Trainings in the province to out-of-school youths and young mothers and an OFW.

According to Christine Oliquiano of TESDA Mt. Province, the agency has conducted trainings on Galing Masahista to 44 participants in the municipality of Bontoc; 23 participants each of the Underchassis, Gas and Diesel Engine Tune Up, Engine Overhauling, and Powertrain all under Galing Mekaniko which were conducted in the municipality of Bauko.

In the municipality of Natonin, there were 19 participants trained in Galing Masahista and 18 participants each in Galing Manikyurista and Galing Manggugupit.

Twenty participants were trained in Galing Manikyurista and 24 trained in Galing Masahista in the municipality of Paracelis. Training in Galing Masahista was also conducted to 22 participants in the municipality of Besao and 20 participants in the municipality of Sagada. Training in Galing Magluluto was also conducted in the municipality of Barlig.

Oliquiano said these participants have undergone a 10-day training. After the training they will undergo a trade test to be conducted by the TESDA. A Certificate of Competency shall be given to those who passed the test and if fully qualified a National Certificate will be given.

She said training venue/facilities is the counterpart of the municipal local government units and the Department of Education wherein some trainings were conducted in the schools last summer. Trainers' honorarium and tools and equipment used by the participants during the training were provided by the TESDA and the Provincial Government thru the Development Alternatives in Livelihood Opportunities Growth (DALOG) project.

Oliquiano said TESDA has also launched last June 25 training on Galing Mananahi in the municipality of Sadanga which coincided with the celebration of Sadanga's Foundation Day.

She said this Galing Training program, a component of the 'Handog Pamasko ng Pangulo' program is designed to address the socio-economic concerns for nurturing communities specifically to promote the identified pro-poor program for rural development and to develop interests of young people on technical vocational education and training.

Aside from providing financial assistance to trainings, the Provincial Government thru the Development Alternatives in Livelihood Opportunities Growth project has also funded an oven which the TESDA has turned over to Tadian School of Arts and Trade (TSAT) and two sewing machines that TESDA turned over last June 25 to the municipal government of Sadanga which will be used by the participants during the training on Galing Mananahi. (PIA-MP) [top]

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