TESDA distributes livelihood starter kits

SKILLS TRAINING. Residents of Adams, Ilocos Norte train on mushroom production in this undated photo. Various skills training is being offered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to equip people additional skills and allow them to have alternative source of income. (Photo by Leilanie Adriano)

LAOAG CITY – Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) scholars in Ilocos Norte who will graduate from bread and pastry production training will shortly receive their livelihood starter kits.

TESDA-Ilocos Norte provincial director Socorro Galanto told media at least 15 holders of National Certificate 2 on bread and pastry production, who underwent 10 to 20 days training, will get the starter kits.

“The 15 beneficiaries will receive one oven each and one electric mixer, which they can use after their training with the TESDA-accredited Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades,” she said.

Galanto said they also expect the delivery of toolkits composed of assembly night lights and post lamps for 40 beneficiaries who trained on solar installation and 60 beneficiaries for organic agriculture at the Banna Provincial Training Center.

In 2023, TESDA allocated 8,529 scholarships for Ilocos Norte. At least 5,644 scholars completed the various training, while the remaining trainees are expected to graduate before end of March this year. (PNA)