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MANKAYAN, Benguet – Dozens of women in the municipality recently underwent skills training on baking to provide them with added skills they can use to earn income.
The skills training on baking was conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the municipal government as part of the ongoing efforts of the local government to equip the interested residents with additional skills which they could use to venture on profitable economic activities to help them cope with their needs amidst the heavy impact of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to their productive activities.
Mayor Frenzel Ayong disclosed that the latest beneficiaries of the skills training on baking were some 30 members of the Family and Friends Livelihood Association of Mankayan Empowered Women who earlier signified their intention to avail of such skills training.
He added that the municipal government is inclined to extend assistance to interested associations wanting to train their members on additional knowledge and skills to help them establish additional sources of livelihood.
For the past several months, TESDA and the municipal government had been conducting a number of skills trainings for the members of different associations coming from the various barangays who had signified their intention to undergo such.
Mayor Ayong urged the recipients of the skills trainings to maximize the use of their newly acquired skills to earn additional income for their needs.
According to him, it is important for individuals to acquire their desired skills through various forms, especially through the skills trainings being offered by TESDA, so that they will possess the appropriate skills which they could use to earn additional income from legitimate sources to help them hurdle the challenges posed by the prevailing.
He assured members of other associations in skills trainings that the municipal government is willing to link them with concerned government agencies and the private sector for their desired trainings. By HENT