TESDA Abra supports NSBP, urges IPs to avail free skills training

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DAGUIOMAN, Abra- In support to the the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-led Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay Program (NSBP), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)  has urged the members of the Indigenous People’s community to avail of the free skills training during the conduct of NBSP here.

“We are bringing the government’s services closer to the public because we believe that it will improve the delivery and efficiency of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs and technology-based community training programs,” said Maricon Taclaoan, Technical Education and Skills Development Specialist II of TESDA- Abra.

She said that the agency aims to create sustainable economic development programs fit for the IP through trainings.

“The IP community is one of our special clients that we prioritize and to also give them alternative livelihood,” she said.

She added that there will also be skills training on entrepreneurship program for the IP community.

“We will make sure that they will be given lectures on how to market their products and even manage their own businesses,” she noted.

The training is based on the IP’s needs and the available resources in their communities.

Meanwhile, DTI Supervising Trade and Industry Development Specialist (STIDS) Felicidad Bandonil said that the NSBP encourages the community to establish individual or group business to augment their family income.

By Fred Baroña