BAGUIO CITY – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here will continue to empower women in the reformatory center, an official said today.
“Providing the women in incarceration with skills training would help them get employed after their release from the reformatory center,” said TESDA Baguio-Benguet Provincial Director Vilma Cabrera.
She said that the national certifications (NCs) they receive is proof of their skills and competencies, and thus help them land jobs or engage in livelihood activities to transform their lives.
She also said that the skills training for persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) at the Baguio City Jail Female Dorm are Housekeeping, Bread and Pastry Production, and Haircutting.
“There are also various scholarship programs of TESDA that the PDLs can avail of such as Training for Work Scholarship Program, Special Training for Employment Program, Special Support Training Program,” she said.
It can be recalled that TESDA Baguio-Benguet forged partnership with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Baguio in 2019 and provided skills development interventions for PDLs as a reiteration of TESDA’s Abot Lahat policy.
It equipped the PDLs with necessary and relevant vocational skills particularly Shielded Metal Arc Wielding II and Certificate of Completion on Nail Care leading to Beauty Care NC II for women.
PD Cabrera said it is their way to honor women during the National Women’s Month Celebration.
The National Women’s Month Celebration, held every March, is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (March 8), which is aimed at giving recognition to the contributions of the women in the development of the society.
By Pamela Mariz Geminiano