April 21, 2024

PIDIGAN, Abra – More skills trainings and technical-vocational assistance will benefit Abrenians this year as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority strengthens collaboration with technical vocational institutions (TVIs) and other partners in the province.

The Tesda provincial office recently organized a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) forum with the Philippine Red Cross-Abra Chapter, Mount Carmel Training Center, Data Center College of the Philippines-Bangued, Provincial Training Center, and the Abra Training Institute to discuss areas of collaboration to upgrade technical-vocational services offered to learners.

“Daytoy a TVET forum ket maysa a venue tapno dagiti amin nga Tesda-registered schools tayo ket mapakaamoan kadagiti agduduma nga policies ken nu kasatnu nga ma-implement ti ganuat ti Tesda ken dagiti programa na,” said Tesda-Abra Director Jimicio Daoaten.

Daoaten said one of the 10-point agenda of Tesda Secretary Suharto Mangudadatu outlining strategic priorities and objectives of Tesda is prioritizing TVET to meet the demands of the industry or the locality of a certain area.

Daoaten said Tesda’s budget for the different scholarship programs in the province has doubled this year.

“I encourage Abrenians to avail these training programs of Tesda as there is a funding ready for the different skills training program. This will give you job opportunities in the future,” he said.

Interested individuals may proceed to the Tesda provincial office in Pidigan near the municipal hall for inquiries and for enrolment.

Daoaten also appealed for the putting up of training institutions to accommodate more trainees, especially those from the far-flung towns.

“There are only five registered schools in Abra, so we are appealing to those who are able to invest in the establishment of a training center so that more schools and courses will be made available for the Abrenians,” he said. – Christian Allister Tubadeza