Benguet caretaker offers 185 TESDA scholarship slots

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Residents wanting to expand their skills and have a broader knowledge and abilities to expand their opportunities for gainful employment in the future could avail of the available limited slots for selected courses in the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap announced there are some 185 slots made available by the TESDA for specific competencies suitable for interested residents to provide them with added skills and knowledge for gainful employment and income-generation.

The available competencies and their corresponding slots being offered on a first come, first serve basis include agricultural crops production NC I – 30 slots; bread and pastry production NC II – 35 slots; heavy equipment hydraulic excavator NCII – 30 slots; heavy equipment operation bulldozer NC II – 30 slots; heavy equipment wheel loader NC II – 30 slots and organic agriculture production NCII – 30 slots.

Rep. Yap said these competencies had been made available through the proper coordination of his office with the TESDA regional and provincial offices so that interested individuals from the various barangays could further enhance their skills and knowledge to build their resilience in these difficult times.

He added he will closely work with TESDA for the possible increase in the number of slots for similar competencies and the provision of more competencies to improve the skills and knowledge of interested individuals wanting enhance their chances of being employed or being self-employed.

According to him, people should be multi-skilled for them to be resilient during difficult times and that the available TESDA courses will help in providing interested individuals with the skills and knowledge they could use to maintain their gainful employment or further their craft.

Earlier, Yap also filed a bill in the House seeking for the establishment of TESDA training centers in the province’s 13 municipalities to cater to the required skills trainings of residents on-site and save them time, effort and resources going to the capital town to acquire such skills.

He pointed out the put up of the TESDA training center in every municipality is part of the efforts of the government to bring government services and programs closer to the people, especially those living in the countryside, and maximize the benefits they derive from the same and for them to acquire their desired knowledge and skills for their present and/or future employment inside or outside the country. By HENT

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