Climaco intensifies Voc-Tech training programs with TESDA PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2012 13:49

In her desire to empower the communities with vocational education, House Deputy Speaker Rep. Beng Climaco-Salazar of District 1 recently embarked on intensified school and community-based training programs with participating schools and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Climaco has allocated P3 million from her priority development funds for TESDA to conduct vocational trainings among community stakeholders in her district, particularly those in barangays Talisayan, San Roque and San Jose Cawa-Cawa.

School-based trainings, on the other hand, will be conducted at the Immaculate Concepcion Archdiocesan School (ICAS) in Tetuan and Zamboanga National High School West. Courses and trainings that are currently opened in the communities include housekeeping, commercial cooking, foot spa, pedicure and manicure.

“We do our best to cater to all requests forwarded to our office for community based training. Our office has seen the importance of empowering the communities that will in effect help their respective families eke a living and augment family income,” the congresswoman said.

According to her, most if not all graduates of her TESDA-assisted vocational training programs have already landed a job abroad, and that she was hopeful that there will be more from her district who will benefit from her program, a regular project for District 1.

It can be recalled that in her State of the District Report at the City Council last month, Climaco vowed to continue her school and community-based vocational programs with TESDA, having awarded 422 grants to mothers and the youth under her district in partnership with the barangays and non-government organizations.- — Marvin Segura