January 29, 2023

LUNA, Apayao – The Technical Educational and Skills Development Authoritywill provide skills training to agrarian reform beneficiariesand their dependents to strengthen their skills in agriculture while learning various practices and methods that will help them improve their productivity and livelihood.

“This effort of the government will strengthen the competitiveness of farmers and to boost their productivity, and give the country food security,” said Tesda-Apayao Provincial Director Victor P. Brioso. 

Brioso said that the partnership between Tesda and the Department of Agrarian Reform aims to provide options to new land owners.

He related that on Sept. 23, DAR organized a consultation to prepare the agrarian reform beneficiaries for an upcoming summit this month.

The consultation aims to refresh the knowledge of Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) regarding DAR-Program Beneficiaries Development Division (PBDD) programs and services, plans for the summit, to evaluate the impacts of projects given to ARBOs and also to identify the beneficiaries’ needs as a basis to provide support services like livelihood trainings.

Beneficiaries can enroll in skills training programs offered by farm schools in Apayao under the Training for Work Scholarship Program.  

“The skills training to be provided will not only focus on agricultural courses.  Other Tesda registered schools like the Apayao Training Center offer other qualifications under their scholarship programs which the farmers and their dependents may avail.

The ATC is currently recruiting/enrolling trainees for the Special Training for Employment Program and Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act scholarship. – Hazel Joy Torida