TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Around 15 senior citizens and unemployed housewives from this city have undergone training on bread and pastry making providing them an opportunity to augment their family income.
Francis Dale Biag of the Tabuk City Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) said that aside from baking, the participants were also given lectures on how to make the venture as an enterprise project in compliance to commercial production standards.
Baking he said should be appreciated by the participants as a respectable skill trade for both domestic and foreign employment, thus they must have to be familiarized with food safety, accuracy and positive work attitude.
Said training was conducted in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Provincial Training Center here in Kalinga that provided the resource speakers for said training and seminar, while city government provided the supplies and honorarium.
Biag said that this is the seventh skills training facilitated by the City PESO since January. Other trainings include the Painting for Grade 11 students of the Tabuk City National High School, Fish Processing conducted separately for the 25 unemployed women of Barangay Dupag, 25 drug surrenderers of Barangay Lucog, and 15 drug surrenderers of Barangay Agbannawag.
Masonry Training was likewise conducted to 25 Grade 11 students of STS Tabuk, and another skills training on Haircut was also given to some 32 drug surrenderers from Barangay Lacnog.
Groups and organization interested to avail skills training are advised to see the city PESO for more information.
By Geraldine G. Dumallig