WANGAL, La Trinidad Benguet – A total of 75 Indigenous Peoples received free training under Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) to build national competitiveness and secure their higher-level employability.
“TWSP is a short course, specialized program that equips its students with the necessary skills and knowledge required by the industry, so that its graduates will have a better chance of getting hired in the industry upon graduation,” said Engr. David Bungallon, TESDA Baguio-Benguet Provincial Director today.
He explained that TWSP aims to expand the capacity of technical vocational education and training (TVET) and train more skilled workers and address the need for more construction workers for the country’s “Build, Build, Build” program.
“This is also in support to the President’s flagship program to reduce poverty, encourage economic growth and create job opportunities for the public under the ‘Build Build Build’ program,” he added.
PD Bungallon said that the 75 IP scholars will undergo training on Heavy Equipment Operation (Wheel Loader, Hydraulic Excavator & Bulldozer) at Benguet Vocational School (BVS).
He said that each program will run for 156 hours.
By Glenda Marquez