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TESDA distributes tool kits to 200 scholars in Zamboanga Sibugay

IPIL, Zamboanga Sibugay (PIA) – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has recently distributed tool kits to 200 graduates of various technical skills courses under the Scholarship Training for Employment Program (STEP) in Zamboanga Sibugay.

Regie Quirante, a resident of Malangas, Zamboanga Sibugay, who completed Shielded Metal Arc Welding National Certificate I (SMAW NC I) course from Westmin Institute of Technology, Inc. was very appreciative of the opportunity given to them by TESDA. 

“I am so blessed to be chosen as one of the beneficiaries of this project, and I will make sure to take care of it and use it to generate income,” Quirante said.

Showcasing items ready for distribution to deserving recipients. | Photo courtesy of TESDA Sibugay
Gov. Ann K. Hofer graced the event. | Photo courtesy of TESDA Sibugay

After completing courses such as masonry, tailoring, and shielded metal arc welding, beneficiaries not only acquired useful skills but also did so without having to worry about paying for them.

The training programs were provided at no cost to the recipients, along with a 160-peso daily allowance, making it easier for them to acquire new skills and encouraging a culture of learning in the community. 

Nonie Saavedra, also from Malangas who completed the SMAW NC I and II courses, conveyed his heartfelt gratitude for the skills he acquired and the equipment he received. "Thank you so much to TESDA for the opportunity to acquire skills that I can use to generate income and also for the equipment given to me," Saavedra said.

TESDA provincial director Alan Bacatan, led the distribution and played a crucial role in making sure the tools were distributed to the deserving graduates, strengthening the program's impact on the community.

Governor Ann K. Hofer graced the event, underscoring the government's commitment to supporting vocational training and employment opportunities.

Dr. Gladys A. Tiongco of Zamboanga Sibugay Polytechnic Institute emphasized the importance of using the toolkits alongside mastering their skills, and motivated recipients to approach their careers equipped with both knowledge and the necessary tools for success.

The event became a symbol of empowerment and opportunity as the tools were handed to the beneficiaries. This endeavor ensured that these 200 individuals are skilled and well-equipped for meaningful contributions to Zamboanga Sibugay's brighter future. (KSA/RVC/RBI/PIA9-Zamboanga Sibugay)

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