1,217 graduated in TESDA courses

Published: 15th June 2010
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1,217 graduated in TESDA courses

PANIQUI, Tarlac--A total of 1,217 graduates of different courses received their certificates of completion from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority [TESDA] at the Don Juan and Dona Lualhati Gymnasium here, February 5.

All graduates came from the different barangays in this northern municipality of the province as part of their completion of the "Pagsasanay na Pangkabuhayan [PnP] ni Gov. Vic Yap" training program.

This brings a total of 22,000 trainees from the province graduated from different courses since Gov. Yap assumed office in 2007.
PnP and TESDA's goal is to provide skills training and retooling those who can't afford to go to college because of poverty, but another important component of this is to find them job to make sure that the trainees will find one.

According to Yap, access is what the government is giving Tarlaquenos. Access to education, access to training, access to jobs, access to opportunities and likewise encourage everyone to grab these opportunities which really belong to every Paniqueno and particularly to all Tarlaqueno.

For the period of six to ten days, different courses would be taught to the trainees in their chosen field like motorcycle mechanic, cell phone repair, manicure/pedicure, dressmaking, haircut/barbering, practical electricity, food processing, massage therapy, shielded metal arc welding, basic computer and barista/food and beverage.

Engr. Pepito Suba, senior TESDA specialist was the one who confirmed the new technical skill graduates.

Also present in the graduation ceremonies are Mayor Miguel C. Rivilla of this town, Mayor Wilfredo Sawit of Pura, Board Members Rommel David and Pablito Rosete, Vice Mayor Genevieve Linsao and the members of Sanguniang Bayan of Paniqui and the different barangay officials of this town.

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