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With the aim to help individuals acquire skills and become fruitful citizens, a five-day Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) scholarship grant intended for 17 participants was successfully held at Ampusongan National High School-Main (ANHS-Main), Bakun, Benguet.
The livelihood training on bread making is supposedly for out-of-school youth, solo parents and mothers but some students enrolled in the Technical Vocational Livelihood Track taking the strand Home Economics were included to complete the required number of participants and to advance their skills as well.
The trainer, Hydeeh A. Baldino, taught bread making to the participants. According to the school coordinator and organizer Nerissa T. Pecdasen, the participants were not only trained on bread making but also on pastry and cake making.
Before the trainer had her demonstration, the objectives of the training were presented including bread making as a source of livelihood. The trainees also had return demonstration and individual practicum.
For the participants to fully utilize their learned skills in real life situation and to offer greater opportunities, their names were submitted at TESDA for their assessment.
“Once they will pass the assessment, they will earn a National Certificate II for bread making renewable for five years,” Pecdasen said.
The date and venue for the said assessment is still to be scheduled.
The training was made possible through the coordination of the LGU-Bakun Community Training and Employment Coordinator (CTEC) Tessie Balegan with ANHS-Main represented by one of its TLE teacher Nerissa T. Pecdasen.
The training is a program funded by TESDA-Benguet in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Bakun.
By April Joy G. Alangdeo