TESDA-CAR launches 2 PRLEC projects

LOAKAN – The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera Administrative Region (TESDA-CAR) launches 2 Barangay Development Projects of the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) on January 21, 2021, held at the two Barangays of Malibcong, Abra.

The 1st Project is called “From Hogs to Riches” launched in Barangay Dulao, Malibcong, Abra with a total of 45 beneficiaries that are enrolled in various skills training such, Carpentry NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NCII, and Animal Production of Swine NC II.

Meanwhile, 60 residents have benefited from the project “Pangkabuhayan Sa Barangay” that was launched in Barangay Duldulao, Malibcong, Abra. The beneficiaries are also enrolled in various skills training on Carpentry NC II, Masonry NC II, Service Small Engine NCII and Raise Organic Hogs.

The said launching was attended by the representatives of the Provincial Governor and Municipal Mayor. The member agencies were also present, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PWSDO), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and Municipal Local Government Unit-Department of the Interior and Local Government (MLGU-DILG).

The Philippine Army and Philippine National Police provided security services led by 2LT Anthony P. Saracho PA 24th IB Battalion Commander, Lt. Edwin O. Laroya representing the PNP-Abra and PL.CPT Daryl V. Garro – Regional Mobile Force 1504TH Maneuver Co. RMFB 15.

The member agencies delivered their advocacies and support for the community. As mentioned the community can benefit from loan facilities and business development of the DTI, social services of the DSWD; seeds and fertilizers for farmers of DA; fingerlings distribution of BFAR; cooperative development of CDA; responsible social media user (“think before you click”) of the PIA.

A Training Induction Program (TIP) will be conducted before the start of the training. The purpose of the TIP is to orient the beneficiaries about Executive Order 70, their responsibilities as scholars, the benefits that they will be receiving as scholars of TESDA, and to inform the scholars about the various skills training of TESDA for them to encourage their families and friends to avail of the scholarships and free training of TESDA.

“Our scholars are currently producing hollow blocks so the produced hollow blocks will be used by the scholars on Carpentry NC II and for building the pigpens, so after the hollow-blocks making we will start our TIP anytime this week,” said Nenita J. Corro, Supervising TESD Specialist of TESDA-Abra.

“TESDA as the training arm of the PRLEC, will continue providing skills training for our clients and monitor their employment status when they graduate,” said Provincial Director Florante Herrera of TESDA-ABRA. //SNMP