City, DSWD, TESDA release cash for training project PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 14:26

Mayor Celso Lobregat led the distribution of scholarship vouchers yesterday afternoon to the 240 beneficiaries of the Cash for Training Project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the local government and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The mayor was assisted by TESDA-9  Regional Director Lorenzo Macapili, OIC Assistant Regional Director Consejo Usman, Division Chief Socorro Rojas of the DSWD-9 and City Social Welfare and Development Office OIC Evelyn Las Marias and staff. 

Under the Cash for Training Project, each beneficiary will enroll in either a self-employment (carpentry/electrical installation, bread and pastry production, food and beverage, and bartending) or a wage-employment (auto servicing/driving, computer hardware servicing, welding, and health services) course. Each is entitled to a budget of P20,000.00 that will cover the training cost on their chosen course, the assessment fee and toolkit to the entrepreneurship program.

Depending on the course, the training period will span from 1 to 4 months.

Of the 240 beneficiaries, 124 opted to enroll in self-employment courses, 94 in wage-employment courses with 22 still undecided.

DSWD will fund the training while TESDA will implement the program with the different TESDA-accredited schools in the city.

The Cash for Training project was offered to the 234 beneficiaries who were assigned to work at the different day care centers under the Government Internship Program held in July 2012.

Some of the original recipients could no longer avail of the program (some are already employed), the unfilled slots and an additional 6 slots were opened to applicants who met the requirements set by DSWD. — Claudine Uniana