Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Sunday, 8 December 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
Region R03 Submenu
Latest News
News Headlines
Foto Releases
One Luzon
Special Issues
Central Luzon Region

PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Balagtas improved education-to-employment scheme

by Jose Mari M. Garcia

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- Gunning to bolster its education-to-employment strategy, Balagtas town is building up four-year and short courses in the Balagtas Technical Vocational College (BTVC)-Castro Campus.

Full operation of BTVC is expected to be completed this year as four-year, technical and short courses are being lined up and public announcements are circulated in the town to encourage students to sign up, Balagtas town said in a statement.

BTVC administrator Julian Canonoy said the construction of school buildings is still ongoing after three classrooms were inaugurated and 10 computer sets were donated last year in the campus located at Barangay Pulong Gubat.

A municipal resolution was also passed asking the Bulacan Agricultural State College in San Ildefonso town to aid BTVC in offering four-year courses. The courses targeted to be offered in the college include BS Agriculture, Industrial Technology, Animal Husbandry, Business Administration and Hotel and Restaurant Management among others.

The Public Employment Service Office will help students to land a job after graduating in technical courses in BTVC like PC Hardware Servicing, Food Processing and Garments Technology.

Short courses which can be taken for only 15 days will also be offered such as Computer Science, Computer Technician, Computer Secretarial, AutoCAD with Drafting, Computer Programming, English Proficiency, Driving with Troubleshooting, Welding, Dress Making, Animal Health Care Technician and Cosmetology.

Mayor Romy Castro said students who will take up technical courses in BTVC will enjoy free tuition fee and will pay only P400 for their uniform and school I.D.

“Education is one of my priorities because I believe that this will be a strong foundation for our youth to reach what they dream of and what they aspire for in life,” said Castro in Filipino.

Scholarship grants would also be given to selected students under the Project ROMY, which is an acronym for “Responsibilidad at Obligasyon ang mga Mag-aaral na Yaman ng bayan.”

Since 2007, over 200 students have received educational grants and graduated.

Councilor Ian De Guzman, Committee on Education chair, said the scholars received P1,500 up to P5,000 a year depending on their educational level. (WLB/JMG/PIA 3)

 
Latest Stories
  • Tagalog News: Libreng operasyon sa mata, ipagkakaloob sa mga may katarata, pugita (R03)
  • DOH gives free cataract operation to Bulakeños (R03)
  • Tagalog News: ‘A Day of Prayer,’ isinagawa sa Bulacan (R03)
  • ‘A Day of Prayer’ for Bulacan’s future (R03)
  • Tagalog News: CSC 3 patuloy na tumatanggap ng mga nominasyon para sa 2012 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees (R03)
  • CSC 3 continues to accept nominations for the 2012 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees (R03)
  • San Fernando to celebrate 11th Cityhood anniversary (R03)
  • Information saves lives (R03)
  • Tagalog News: Kabataang lumabag sa curfew, dadalhin sa Kanlungan Center (R03)
  • Youth curfew violators to stay overnight in Kanlungan Center (R03)
  • PNoy proclaims Feb. 3 a holiday in Bulacan (R03)
  • Tagalog News: Peb. 3, idineklara ni PNoy bilang isang non-working day sa Bulacan (R03)
  • Tagalog News: 7th ID Commander, may bagong misyon sa Western Visayas (R03)
  • 7th ID Commander gets new assignment in Western Visayas (R03)
  • Tagalog News: CSC 3 tumatanggap na ng mga aplikasyon para sa unang Career Service Paper and Pencil tests ngayong taon (R03)

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines