BONTOC, Mountain Province – The provincial government, in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Mountain Province (MP) Office, is conducting a training on basic backhoe operation to about 46 beneficiaries.
TESDA-MP Provincial Director Glenn N. Murphy said that the training is a joint program of the TESDA and the provincial government to help interested recipients who are unemployed or those who are willing to enhance or add up something to their skills.
According to him, the provincial government through the collaborative efforts of its officials initiated the training to provide employment opportunities to the province’s constituents. He said that the training was funded by the provincial government while the TESDA provides the skills training.
Moreover, Murphy thanked the provincial government for its continuous support to TESDA programs and relayed that the provincial government received the Kabalikat national award from TESDA last year for its continuous assistance to the agency and for giving importance to the skilled workers.
In his message during a simple opening program, Gov. Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. was elated on the realization of the training which will provide employment opportunities to the recipients.
“We, your officials, are always willing to work to equip the different sectors with the basic and competency skills to help you land a job that is why we are allotting funds to technical and vocational trainings,” Lacwasan stressed.
Lacwasan also expressed optimism that through the provincial government’s continues partnership with TESDA, more technical skills training will be provided to the beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, Vice Gov. Francis O. Tauli assured the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s support to the skilled workers. According to him, the skills training that the government is allotting will help and will give better opportunities the province’s constituents in landing a job here and abroad.
In relation to this, the amount of one million pesos was released under the Provincial Governor’s Office’s Aid to TESDA to fund the training.
“Capacitating our people thru practical skills which they need for employment or as a means of livelihood is one of our top priorities. This is under the umbrella of this administration’s Barangay Muna Program,” Lacwasan said. By MP RELEASE