BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Feb. 15 (PIA) - Governor Carlos Padilla recently gave funding assistance for the technical and vocational program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority(TESDA) in the province.
The P1 million was handed to TESDA Provincial Director Socorro Galanto to support the implementation of the Jobs-Directed Scholarship Program for Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) Courses this year.
The courses are being offered by the TESDA in partnership with the provincial government and TESDA-accredited Tech-Voc institutions.
She said that the program seeks to address the work capability shortfalls and mismatches brought by the ASEAN integration and Globalization.
"The training scholarship program that we are undertaking in tandem with local governments and training centers is one among the immediate interventions as response and we are glad that we have been consistently supported by the provincial government," she added.
Galanto said they are looking into the market-driven qualifications and skills that are anchored on key employment generators in priority sectors, such as, Agri-fishery, Tourism, Metals and engineering, Automotive and land transport servicing, construction, community health, and critical social services.
She added that the scholarship program is not only offered to secondary graduates and unemployed individuals in the province but also underprivileged students from special sectors who wish to gain higher level qualifications from tech-voc institutions as their priority beneficiaries.(MDCT/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)