BONTOC, Mountain Province – Candidates for the Miss Am-among 2018 of this capital town are now equipped with the proper knowledge, techniques and skills in beauty care after undergoing free training on facial make-up on September 8, 2018..
Prior to this, the Bontoc municipal government, through the Committee for Miss Am-among and Mr. Am-among (Body Physique) 2018, requested the TESDA-Provincial Office to include the candidates in its various training programs considering that among the responsibilities of the Miss Am-among is to attend social gatherings or functions where they need to apply light make-up. With the acquired training, the candidates can do their own make-up and aside from this, the committee believes that through the training, the candidates would gain competencies which they may use to earn income even while studying.
In response to this request, the TESDA-Provincial Office through Provincial Director Eric O. Ueda identified the Arete Technological Training Center as trainor being a registered Technical Vocational Institution partner of the agency which offers program on Beauty Care, Massage Therapy and others.
Christine M. Oliquiano of the TESDA-Provincial Office explained that this is a community-based training program that seeks to address the specific skills needed by communities to promote employment, through entrepreneurial, self-employment, and service–oriented activities.
The TESDA provided the training fee or the honorarium of the trainer, and the supplies and make-up kits used by the candidates.
She explained that the candidates must finish the 80–hours training and must be assessed in order to be given a Certificate of Competency by the TESDA. The Certificate of Competency has a validity of five years, and the candidates may upgrade their skills to be granted the Beauty Care–National Certificate (NC) II.
Oliquiano remarked that the Certificate of Competency to be given to the candidates after the assessment can be used by the latter when applying for a job relating to facial make-up.
In a separate interview, the candidates thanked the municipal government, TESDA, and the Arete Technological Training Center for the additional competency skills they have gained throughout the pageant.
By Alpine L. Killa