TESDA to launch Emergency Skills Training Program on May 1

MANILA-- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will launch on May 1 its Emergency Skills Training Program for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), drug dependents, and other beneficiaries.

The program is also part of the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) and Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) of the agency.

Returning OFWs, drug dependents and their families, immediate relatives of policemen and soldiers who died in line of duty, as well as family members of traffic sectors and the those who belong in the marginalized sector may start submitting their application forms on May 1 to avail of the skills training program.

TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong has directed all regional and provincial training centers, as well as TESDA-administered schools to maintain a substantial workforce to accommodate the applicants starting May 1.

TESDA said the emergency skills training will begin on May 31, and initial courses to be offered are service engine mechanical components, carpentry, masonry, maintain and repair audio/video products and systems at process food by salting, curing and smoking.

Soon after, other training programs will include cookery, welding, plumbing, electrical installation maintenance and bus/straight truck driving.

Meanwhile, the agency will provide free assessment and certification, starter kit and transportation allowance to the trainees.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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