TESDA-Davao eyes training for inmates in 2019

MANILA The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) 11 (Davao region) plans to train more than 500 inmates this year, its director, Lorenzo Macapili, said Friday.

We have at least three partner correctional facilities where we conduct trainings. For this year, we target 532 enrollees, and at least 404 graduates," Macapili told the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

In 2018, 483 inmates in the region enrolled in TESDA, and 367 of them graduated.

Macapili said some 288 inmates completed their training, and 108 of them had their training from July to December 2018. The others began their training early this year, he said.

The 108 trainees received their National Certificates (NC) last March 27.

They underwent different skills training, such as on "Hilot" wellness massage, plumbing, shielded metal arc welding, carpentry, handrail leading to masonry, and massage therapy.

National assessment was provided after finishing their training.

According to TESDA, providing the inmates with skills training would help them get employed after their release from the reformatory center.

The NCs that they have received will be proof of their skills and competencies, and thus help them transform their lives, the agency added.

Meanwhile, TESDA-11 said the Provincial Rehabilitation and Reformatory Center in Davao Oriental looks forward to strengthening its partnership with TESDA.

The center eyes training the families of persons deprived of liberty (PDL) to help them become more employable, TESDA added. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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