OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, May 15 (PIA)--The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) distributed starter toolkits for the scholars in district II, Misamis Occidental held at MGM, Gymnasium, Banadero, Ozamiz City.
A total of 120 graduates of the 2019 Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) of TESDA received tool kits to help them jumpstart their livelihood.
The recipients of these toolkits are graduates from Ozamiz, Tangub and Clarin who completed training programs in Cake Making (Leading to Bread and Pastry NC II), Plaster Concrete/Masonry Surface (leading to Masonry NC II), Pipefitting NC II, Prepare Land for Agriculture Crops Production (leading to Agriculture Production NC II and Bread and Pastry Production NC II Bread Making.
"With these new sets of toolkits, you will be able to practice and put to good use the training competencies you have gained from TESDA," TESDA-10 Regional Director Ashary Banto said emphasizing that the toolkits will help the graduates set their career in motion and to start their own livelihood.
The regional director also added that the tool kits can be used for employment as intended by TESDA and Rep. Henry Oaminal to be able to help the people, especially in Misamis Occidental.
For his part, TESDA Provincial Director El Cid Castillo reminded the scholars to make use of the toolkits and their skills that they learned from availing the program to help them with their livelihood.
"Kaning tanan gi-ready sa atong gobyerno gipangulohan sa atong President Rodrigo Roa Duterte kauban sa atong TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapena. Ang atong gobyerno buhi, ang gobyerno nato mutabang, nakig-partner ta sa atong Kongresista aron madala gyud ang programa alang ka ninyo,"Castillo said.
In return, six of the scholars from different schools and programs shared how TESDA changed their lives for the better after finishing the training program.
The training program aims to provide skills and training opportunities for the beneficiaries in the barangays/communities to make them employable and productive. STEP is a community-based training program that seeks to address the specific skills needs of the communities and promote employment, through entrepreneurial, self-employment, and service-oriented activities. (SMRN/PIA Misamis Occidental)