TABUK CITY, Kalinga– The Public Employment Services Office (PESO) has initiated a two-day training on mushroom production for 20 individuals from Sitio Banneng, Barangay Calaccad.
According to Rizal Sta. Inez, Labor and Employment Assistant, the training conducted in October 18-19 gave the participants chance to learn new and practical skills that they can utilize to earn money.
Sta. Inez said that the trainees were identified by the barangay based on their line of interest under the supervision of accredited trainers, Joel Balais and Almamae Cortez from Healthy Harvest Integrated Farm in Pinukpuk.
The training utilizes actual demonstration on growing edible mushroom and its proper planting site and cultivation.
Participants have expressed their appreciation to the city government and Mayor Darwin Estrañero for funding a skills training program that helps them learn new talents that allow them to be productive rather than merely sit at home.
As a result, the PESO will be providing six skills trainings this year, including instruction in loom weaving, macrame bag manufacturing, fundamental masonry, and food processing. For funding, marketing and promotion plans, the Office is closely partnered with a number of organizations, including the provincial offices of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and Department of Science and Technology (DOST).