By U.S. News Agency / Asian
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here is offering some 536 slots for its 2011 Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP).
The slots, committed for the province by TESDA director general Secretary Joel Villanueva, are distributed in 32 Technical and Vocational Institutions (TVIs) here, Rolando Manangan, TESDA provincial director, said.
The courses offered are automotive servicing, baking/pastry production, commercial cooking, computer hardware servicing, consumer electronics servicing, dressmaking, driving, food and beverages services, front office services, health care services, household services, housekeeping, massage therapy and shielded metal arc welding.
Among the TVIs are Kasibu National Agriculture School (KNAS), Northern Luzon Technical Insitute (NLTI), PLT College, Saint Mary’s University (SMU), Solano Institute of Technology (SIT), SIERRA College, Zintel College, FUZEKO Polytechnic College, RVN Driving Institute, Advocates Academic College of Nueva Vizcaya, First Gateway Training Center (FGTC) and Teodorus Learning Center( TLC).
The cost of the training courses at face value range from P3,500 to P10,000 while the assessment face value is P500.
The TWSP is being offered by the national government to help young and adult Filipinos in finding jobs here and abroad.
It is one of the many ways in providing employment among Filipinos and thereby reducing the unemployment rate in the country.
Out of the 536 TWSP slots, 35 slots are allotted for automotive servicing, 90 slots for housekeeping, 21 slots for massage therapy, 60 slots for shielded metal arc welding and dress making, 45 slots for household services, 30 slots for health care services, 30 slots for front office services, 45 slots for food and beverages services, 30 slots for driving, 45 slots for dressmaking, 30 slots for consumer electronics services, 30 slots for computer hardware servicing, 30 slots for commercial cooking and 45 slots for baking/pastry production.