by Julie G. Fianza / PIO
Traditional and contemporary programs could be availed of through the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Barangay Kasanayan para sa Kabuhayan at Kapayapaan program.
In a forum with service providers, government agencies, employers and members of the City Poverty Reduction Team, Tesda’s Roger Dancel said the program includes community profiling, training design and delivery, and post-assessment.
Community profiling include environmental, market, political, community needs and economic opportunities analysis. Training design and delivery include curricula, selection of participants, trainings, skills and entrepreneurial allocation, assessment and certification.
Start-up kits and access to credit and cooperative groups through the local government units, departments of Trade and Industry, Science and Technology, and Cooperative Development Authority were distributed during the forum.
Target beneficiaries are marginalized groups; persons with disabilities, surrenderors, indigenous persons, out-of-school-youth, senior citizens, rebels, urban poor, the unemployed, farmers and fisherfolk, women, solo parents and those from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police.
The trainings target rapid and sustained economic growth in priority industries in agri-fishery, agri-business, general infrastructure and new and emerging sectors.
Registration could be done in the barangay office, online through www.tesda.gov.ph/barangay, and at Tesda offices.
Applicants should be at least high school graduate and 18 years old at the time of completion of training. Availment could be done several times, but not simultaneous.
The program is a two-pronged strategy in poverty reduction for sustainable inclusive growth and to ensure a decent employment for participants. Courses offiered include, Animation, Automotive, Barista, Bartending, Beauty Care, Bookkeeping, Pastry and Baking, Caregiving, Carpentry, English Proficiency, Masonry, Security, Metal Arc Welding, Slaughtering, Tailoring, Lathe Machine, Milling, Computer, Construction Painting, Customer Service, Cookery, Dressmaking, Food and Beverage Service, Electronics, Events Management, Health Care, Massage, Medical Transcription, Drafting, Tile Setting, Visual Graphics and Web Design and Development.