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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet– Some P35 million is still available from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) under its technical-vocational program for interested residents from the different parts of the province through the initiative of Benguet caretaker congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap to provide opportunities for people to acquire skills and knowledge that will make them productive individuals.
Yap, who chairs the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, reported the funds should be utilized until the end of the year to allow more or less 2,000 more technical-vocational enrollees to complete their prescribed trainings in their chosen courses.
The neophyte lawmaker underscored that the technical-vocational courses available for interested enrollees will depend on the demand of those wanting to undergo the same, thus, interested individuals must visit the Benguet Congressional District Office to ensure their inclusion of beneficiaries of the various technical-vocational programs being offered for interested grantees of the scholarship program.
He assured the people of Benguet he strives to ensure there will be more funds earmarked by TESDA for the technical-vocational scholarship program in the province next year so that more residents can avail of this to enhance their skills and knowledge that will help them venture on other economic activities,
According to him, the allocation of funds for the implementation of more technical-vocational courses covered by the scholarship program will definitely help in encouraging and empowering interested individuals to enroll in courses that will increase their skills and knowledge for their future.
Congressman Yap stipulated that the identification of the institutions to provide the technical-vocational trainings will depend on the concerned government agency as it has the list of technical-vocational institutions offering accredited courses. By HENT