December 9, 2022

ATOK, Benguet – A women’s group in a far-flung barangay in this vegetable producing town learned how to bake cakes, which can be an alternative source of livelihood.

Thirty members of the Boneng Women’s Association with some senior citizens and youth from Sitio Boneng, Barangay Naguey recently completed the community-based training in cake making.

Aside from Certificate of Competency and Entrepreneurship certificate, the scholars also received starter toolkits as part of the Special Training for Employment Program scholarship of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

Present during the graduation ceremony are Tesda Baguio-Benguet Director Jimmicio Daoaten, cake making trainer Melanie Kimbungan, Atok Mayor Franklin Smith’s Private Secretary Oliver Oliem; councilors Johara Balang, Marilou Zarate, and Constantina Lupante; and Punong Barangay Paulino Lucas.
In his message, Daoaten committed Tesda’s continued support to Boneng.

Daoaten said the training program given to the community is part of the mandate of the Tesda to reach out and provide trainings and livelihood opportunities to the grassroots.

The scholars expressed gratitude to Tesda for bringing the livelihood training to their barangay.
Theresita Santio thanked Tesda for the opportunity given to their association and the members of the community to be trained on their chosen program.

The training was conducted through the Provincial Training Center of Tesda located in Kapangan, Benguet headed by Ferdinand Montañez. – Redjie Melvic Cawis

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