TARLAC CITY - The Provincial Government of Tarlac through the leadership of Governor Susan Yap captured the National Kabalikat Award in the local government unit category.
The award was received by the province during the 23rd Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) anniversary in Taguig City, recently.
The Kabalikat Award is one of Tesda’s reward mechanisms in giving due recognition and honor to its outstanding partners in the promotion and enhancement of technical education and skills development.
The awards are conferred by Tesda annually to local government units, legislatives offices and private firms and companies in recognition of their outstanding programs, practices and office innovations in relation to the promotion and development of the country’s human resources in terms of skills, abilities, proper work, attitude and values.
Third District Board Member Saturnino Mandal, committee chair on livelihood and skills training received the award from Tesda Director General Guiling Mamondiong.
In a statement, Yap thanked Tesda for the award and recognition and to the Training and Placement Network Office (TPNO) and vowed for the continued support to the TVET which Second District Representative Victor Yap have initiated.
“I have to thank Tesda for the award and also to the TPNO for their dedication and hard work, I vow to continue what Cong Vic has started in investing for our constituents,” Yap said adding that by investing in human resources like skills trainings, Tarlaqueños will have a better future.
For more than ten years, the provincial government of Tarlac has partnered with Tesda and for the last three years, 33,992 Tarlaqueños benefitted from the 13 provincial government-Tesda designed programs, also provided employment facilitation services such as career guidance, job immersion, job referrals and on-the-job-trainings for more than a million individuals.
The provincial government has donated more than P13- million worth of land, equipment and facilities to Tesda. Three year investment from the provincial government totalled to more than P119-million.
In all the criteria and indicators showed Tarlac garnered a perfect score of 100 percentage points. Assessment period for the award covers 2014 to 2016.
Meanwhile, after the awarding, Congressman Yap told Mamondiong that Tarlac’s training expenses per trainee is the lowest in the country. The Tesda Director General said that he will put additional funding to the skills training of the province.
Tarlac province’s expense per trainee is P500 to P1,000. (Ric Sapnu)