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TESDA distributes starter toolkits to185  STEP graduates in Mt. Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province(PIA) -- One hundred eighty  five  graduates  under the  Special  Training for Employment Program (STEP) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)  the province  are given the opportunity to   enhance  their productivity  with the  recent turn over of  their starter kits.

TESDA  Provincial Director Glenn N. Murphy  with  Atty. Cyphrine Dalog representing   Congressman Maximo Y. Dalog,  led the distribution  of the starter toolkits to  the 185  graduates of  different training courses  on July 19  at Bontoc Central School.

STEP is a community-based specialty training program that addresses the specific skills needs of the communities and promote employment, particularly through entrepreneurial, self-employment and service-oriented activities.

TESDA-Provincial Director Glenn N. Murphy cites the importance of TESDA trainings in helping people to get employed or start their own livelihood during the awarding of starter toolkits to STEP graduates.
Atty. Cyphrine Dalog encourages the STEP graduates to use the starter toolkits for their intended purpose.

Murphy  gave a rundown of the  training  courses which aim  to provide employment to the  graduates through the starter kits provided.  These include Tile Setting NC II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I, Carpentry NC II, Bread Making, Produce Organic Fertilizer and Produce Organic Concoctions and Extracts.

 He stressed that the main goal of TESDA’s training programs is to capacitate  individuals  with quality technical education so that they can be employed  in  different industries or start their own livelihood.

“We believe that one way to be successful in life is to be educated, that’s the reason why you have undergone this technical education or training and we believe also that to be successful later on in life,   we have to be employed. That is the purpose – for you to be employed,” Murphy said.

Dalog praised  the graduates  for  not only  attending their respective classes but  for passing their assessment and for patiently waiting for the  starter kits.  She advised  the beneficiaries to apply what they have learned and to use said kits for  their intended purpose.

 “Naragsak kami ta haan you lang inan-anusan you ang inatendaran jai klase you, inpasa you pay jai assessment yo ken inan-anusan yo nga inur-uray ti one year jai toolkits you tapnu ma-iaaply yo nga dagus jai inadal yo…  Usaren yo,  iaaply yu jai inadal yu” she said.

Luisa Malogdos, one of the beneficiaries,  expressed her thanks to TESDA  and  to  Office of the Congressman for their help and for the starter toolkits  that would  enhance their skills and  productivity.

Also present during the  distribution of starter kits  are  Cordillera State Institute of Technical Education   Interim Executive Director Daisy Bungallon and  Dionisio Wacdisen of the Office of the Mountain Province Representative. (JDP/VJLT-PIA Mt. Province)

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