Hundreds gathered at the Tacurong City Gymnasium on February 27, 2018 to enlist for skills training offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in time for the National TVET Enrollment Day & Jobs Bridging.

TESDA will shoulder all training expenses of qualified training enrollees for skills such as driving, plumbing, electrical installation and maintenance, automotive servicing, shielded metal arc welding, dressmaking, food and beverage services, food processing, housekeeping, and heavy equipment operation.

“The skills you will learn will be used for livelihood and employment. I hope you will not waste every single opportunity given you. We will also our best on our end,” said Engr. Amir Ampao, TESDA-Sultan Kudarat Director.

Same activity is simultaneously conducted in cities and municipalities nationwide in cooperation with local government units and technical vocational institutions.

In Tacurong, TESDA partners with ALTEC Technical Institute, Southern Mindanao Institute of Technology, Notre Dame of Tacurong College, VMC Asian College Foundation Inc., Sultan Kudarat Educational Institute, Centerpoint College of Arts & Sciences, St. Albert Polytechnica College, and Isulan Institute of Technology & Assessment Center.

The LGU through the City Social Welfare and Development Office and Public Employment Service Office (PESO) facilitated the pre-enlistment of interested individuals.

“I have always been an advocate of livelihood and employment, because if the citizenry has economic empowerment, poverty level is low,” stated Mayor Lina Montilla before officially opening the event.

The Department of Labor and Employment also showed support by holding a Jobs Fair in the same venue. The Jobs Fair was participated by various local business establishments including SM Savemore, Biotech Farms, AC Garcia Corp., Kenram Palm Oil Industries, and more. (Jez Billano-Fabreag, LGU Information)

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