Tesda partners with Iloilo town for skills training

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Thursday, November 3, 2011


THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) formally launched Thursday a partnership with the local government unit (LGU) under its Real Deal program in Mina town, Iloilo.

Tesda Director General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva graced the occasion. He led the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the partnership together with Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., Representative Arthur Defensor Jr. (3rd district, Iloilo), Mina Mayor Lydia Grabato and other municipal mayors at the Mina Skills Training Center.

ILOILO. (From left) Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr., Tesda Director General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, and Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. before the signing of MOA for the Tesda-LGU Partnership Program at the Mina Skills and Training Center.
ILOILO. (From left) Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr., Tesda Director General Emmanuel Joel Villanueva, and Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. before the signing of MOA for the Tesda-LGU Partnership Program at the Mina Skills and Training Center. (Contributed photo)

The Tesda-LGU partnership was formed to make the skills trainings systematic, organized and effective with the help of the Iloilo Provincial Government and the various municipalities.

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Villanueva assured that under his leadership, skills training and technical/vocational education will be maximized to reach the majority of the populace.

He said that with the help of the LGUs, Tesda will also bring the skills training programs to the barangay level.

“We intend to address the jobs mismatch in the country,” Villanueva said.

Governor Defensor, who has been supportive of Tesda programs ever since he was congressman of the third district, vowed full support to the Tesda-LGU partnership.

Representative Defensor, on the other hand, thanked Villanueva for giving a big chunk of Tesda scholarships to the third district of Iloilo.

After the MOA signing, the graduates of various skills training courses in the province of Iloilo were presented to Villanueva.

The skills training courses and their corresponding graduates were: Hilot Wellness Message NC-II, 25 graduates; Commercial Cooking NC-II, 25 graduates; Massage Therapy NC-II, 25 graduates; Computer Hardware Services NC-II, 25 graduates; Housekeeping NC-II, 48 graduates; Food and Beverages NC-II, 25 graduates; and Bartending NC-II, 25 graduates.

Villanueva also gave TSWP scholarship commitments to various technological and vocational institutions in the province. (PR)

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