TESDA chief confirms voc-tech graduates in Zambo Norte PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 April 2012 14:12

Secretary Joel Villanueva, director-general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), confirmed on Friday the graduation of about 700 participants of vocational and technical courses offered by several schools in the twin cities of Dipolog and Dapitan in the province of Zamboanga del Norte.

These graduates took up short-term vocational courses such as automotive mechanic, hair dressing, beauty care and others.

Villanueva visited Dipolog City for the graduation ceremonies on invitation of Zamboanga del Norte first district Rep. Seth Frederick P. Jalosjos who provided funding for the free vocational training to the beneficiaries.

Villanueva also distributed TESDA Specialista Technopreneurship Program starter kits to identified beneficiaries.

These starter kits contain tools and other paraphernalia to be used by the beneficiaries in pursuing their respective livelihood endeavors.

Automotive mechanics received tools used in their trade while those who trained in beauty care and hairdressing were given equipment used in saloons or beauty parlors.

Villanueva also told newsman that TESDA is now ISO (International Standard Organization)-certified, making it the only education agency among the government certifying agencies to get such certification.

Villanueva said the ISO certification makes TESDA at par with other international educational institutions providing the same skills development services.