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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet– A total of 265 scholars from the different municipalities of Benguet graduated under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) scholarship program of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority here.
In an official statement of TESDA Benguet, the provincial office has forged a Memorandum of Agreement with Benguet Technical School (BTS) as a provider of free TVET and aims to enhance the productivity of the beneficiaries and for them to be productive citizens in the community.
The scholarship enabled the graduates to acquire the necessary competencies in their chosen qualification Automotive Servicing NC I and II; Bread and Pastry Production NC II; Beauty Care NC II; Hairdressing NC II; Tailoring NC II; Dressmaking NC II and Japanese Language Proficiency.
Also supports the human capital development goal of Benguet Province through the provision of skills trainings to the youth, indigenous peoples, out of school youth and other sectors.
In a speech delivered by TESDA Senior TESD Specialist Ferdinand Montanez, he said that the intervention of the government will help the youth and other sectors to have better chances of being employed, self-employed or as entrepreneurs.
He also urged the TVET graduates to continue enhancing their skills and consider TVET as a career choice.
“Continuous improvement of oneself or “Kaizen” in Japanese is needed for competitive workers in the industry,” he said.
Meanwhile, BTS school administrator Flora Manuel lauded the graduates for completing and choosing TVET education as their career choice.
The school administrator also urged the graduates to continue enhance their employability through skills training.
By Glenda G. Marquez