CITY OF MALOLOS – Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong, Director General of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), announced that 7,000 scholarship slots are alloted to the province of Bulacan for the year 2017 during the launching of the “Barangay Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan sa Bulacan (BKKKB)” held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city, Friday morning.
In addition to this, TESDA is also allocating 10 million pesos for the repair of the TESDA Regional Center III located in Guiguinto, Bulacan.
“Gagawa po tayo ng isang malaking dormitory sa Regional Center para yaong mga sumasailalim sa skills training dito sa rehiyon na mula sa iba’t ibang lugar ay dito na manirahan habang sumasailalim sa skills training,” Sec. Mamondiong said.
According to him, the term “kapayapaan” is part of the project because drug dependents are also welcome to avail of the program.
“Nalululong sa bawal na gamot ang mga tao dahil wala silang trabaho. Ang role ng TESDA, pagkatapos nilang ma-rehabilitate, bibigyan sila ng skills training para makahanap sila ng trabaho,” the TESDA secretary added.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado for his part supports the TESDA’s thrust to create jobs and livelihood not only for the Bulakenyos but for all Filipinos. He said, sharing of appropriate knowledge and skills is the greatest service the government can give to its constituents.
“Higit pa sa anumang tulong na pinansyal at materyal, sa pagkakaloob ng kaalaman, nililinang natin ang kanilang kamalayan at pinatitibay natin ang kanilang pagkatao upang hubugin ang kanilang sariling tadhana at sumpungin ang kanilang indibidwal na kagalingang dulot ng kanilang pagpapagal,” Alvarado said.
The launching of the said program in Bulacan was attended by technical school administrators, TESDA students, barangay captains, Lingkod Lingap sa Nayon (LLN), mother leaders, Barangay Training and Employment Coordinators (BTEC), youth associations and other organizations.
BKKKB is TESDA’s flagship program that focuses on skills training programs for the self-employed, overseas worker, members of cooperative, entrepreneurs, family enterprise, drug dependents and rebel returnees.