TESDA starts calamity rehab in Iloilo

ILOILO – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has started its skills training for select typhoon survivors here to help them recovery from the devastation brought about by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

TESDA-Iloilo Director Toni June Tamayo said the entrepreneurial skills training is funded by their P30.49-million Emergency Response for Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (ERRR).

The program covers a total of 2,565 persons wherein majority (1,001 persons) came from Ajuy, Batad, Balasan, Barotac Viejo, Carles, Concepcion, Estancia, San Rafael, Sara, Lemery and San Dionisio.

A total of 369 persons from Anilao, San Enrique, Balasan, Carles, Estancia, San Dionisio, San Rafael and Sara have started their training for massage therapy, beauty care and consumer electronics servicing this July. Others, on the other hand, will start their training come August.

“The good thing about this is that the beneficiaries don’t need to go to the schools in a daily basis. It is their trainers who will come to them and supervise their trainings,” Tamayo said.

The training held in their respective communities is expected to last for two to three months depending on the short course they will take.

Other courses involve carpentry, masonry, shielded metal arc welding, computer hardware servicing, electronic installation and maintenance, construction painting, housekeeping, automotive servicing, bread and pastry production, bartending, food processing, and plumbing.

These trainings are in partnership with Iloilo Vocational Technical School, ABBA Institute of Technology, Technical Institute of Iloilo City-Molo Campus, New Lucena Polytechnic College, Professional Electronics Institute, Mina Skills Training Center, Passi Trade School, St. Nicolas Training Institute Inc., BJ Institute of Technology, Leon Ganzon Polytechnic College, and Virginia Institute of Technology. #2014News





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