Public urged to avail of free TVET programs

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BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City School of Arts and Trades as the only Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- administered school in the region, still has 650 slots for certificate programs that can be availed of until December this year.

“We are encouraging everyone, especially the undergraduate students to please take advantage of the free skills training in BCSAT,” said Arlene Cadalig, BCSAT school administrator on Tuesday.

Adding, “this is the government’s thrust to help ease financial burden of parents in sending their children to school.”

She said that currently they are offering seven qualifications under the free technical vocational education and training (TVET) programs of TESDA: Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Barista NC II, Bartending NC II, Food and Beverage Services NC II, Housekeeping NC II, Cookery NC II, and Commercial Cooking NC III.

Cadalig said each TVET program has corresponding hours of training prior to undergoing the national certification.

She said that from October 2018 to April 2019, 275 scholars availed of the different courses at BCSAT.

She also added that enrollees must be at least 18 years old and at least a high school graduate to avail of the scholarship.

Applicants are required to bring form 138-A for high school graduate, certificate of good moral character, one passport-size identification picture, and undergraduate credentials for easier facilitation of their registration.

The school administrator disclosed that graduates of technical vocational courses augment workforce especially in tourism industry, thus providing employment opportunity to the TVET graduates.

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