Archive for April, 2015

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Bataan TESDA Graduates Receive Sec Joel

 

1More than one thousand seven hundred graduates of the TESDA TRAINING TRABAHO program greeted SECRETARY JOEL VILLANUEVA during the graduation rites in Bataan People’s Center, Balanga Bataan. Governor Albert “Abet” Garcia received Sec Joel along with Mayor Jessie Concepcion of Mariveles, Mayor Benjie Serano of Orani, Mayor Antonio Raymundo of Orion, Mayor Ana Santiago of Abucay, Mayor Gene Dela Fuente of Samal, and Mayor Gila Garcia of Dinalupihan. The Mayors stood as witnesses to the graduates of their respective constituents. Graduates of the Special Training for Employment (STEP) Program under the self-employment track also received tool kits for their chosen field.

“Saksi kami na inyong mga lingkod-bayan sa inyong pagsusumikap at patuloy na pagpupursige upang makamit ang inyong mga pangarap. At kahit ano pa man ang inyong mga edad at estado sa buhay, huwag niyo pong bibitawan ang inyong pangarap. Nariyan po ang TESDA upang makapagbigay ng masayang pagbabago sa inyong mga buhay….”

“Sa TESDA, may choice ka.” – SECRETARY JOEL VILLANUEVA
#tataktesda #tatakworldclass #teamtrabaho #masayangpagbabago #magandangkinabukasan

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Sec Joel Leads Zambales Training Trabaho Graduation

 

1How heavy is the PORTABLE WELDING MACHINE? That’s what the welding course graduates of the TESDA Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) under self-employment track found out when they received their tool kits, a portable welding machine of the KHATO brand during the ceremonies of more than 2,000 graduates of TESDA TRAINING TRABAHO mass graduation led by SEC JOEL VILLANUEVA in Zambales province. The TESDA STEP graduates received their certificates along with graduates of the Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP), Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) program, and Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) scholarship program.

Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane, Jr. and Vice Governor Ramon Lacbain III along with municipal mayors from the different Zambales towns stood as witnesses to the graduation of their respective constituents.2

“Ang tanging dalangin ko lamang po ay huwag niyo pong ibebenta ang mga iyan at hahabulin ko po kayo kahit saan kayo magpunta… Biro lamang po… (laughter)… Kidding aside, pakaingatan niyo po ang mga gamit na handog ng ating ahensiya ng TESDA at ng ating pamahalaan, sapagkat iyan po ay mula rin sa pinaghirapang buwis ng ating mamamayan at ibinabalik lamang po natin sa ating mga kababayan ng patuloy nagsusumikap na abutin ang kanilang mga pangarap….”

“Sa TESDA, may choice ka.” – SECRETARY JOEL VILLANUEVA
#tataktesda #tatakworldclass #teamtrabaho #masayangpagbabago #magandangkinabukasan

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Sec Joel Leads Mass Graduation in Lubao Pampanga

 

1The province of Pampanga was the next stop for SEC JOEL VILLANUEVA as guest of honor and speaker for the TESDA TRAINING TRABAHO program graduation rites held in Lubao Gymnasium. Pampanga produced more than two thousand three hundred graduates of different TESDA scholarship programs. Local government officials led by Governor Nanay Baby Pineda, Congressman Yeng Guiao, Congressman Oscar Rodriguez and Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda-Cayabyab. Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) graduates from different municipalities also received their starter kits / tool kits aside from their training certificates.2

“Ang ating pong pamahalaan, kaakibat ang mga lokal na pamahalaan ay patuloy na nagiisip at lumilikha ng pamamaraan upang ang bawat isa sa atin na hindi nawawalan ng pag-asa ay magsumikap na tuparin ang ating mga pangarap sa buhay… Ang TESDA po ay patuloy ninyong magiging kaagapay sa inyong matuwid na pagunlad at masayang pagbabago sa inyong buhay…”

“Sa TESDA, may choice ka.” – SECRETARY JOEL VILLANUEVA

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TESDA sets P160M tech-voc fund for 3 provinces

Three provinces in Central Luzon (Region 3) will get a total of P159.76 million from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to tap the skills of the youth and make them job-ready.
In all, the fund will benefit 21,434 youth who can get into technical vocational education  (tech-voc) for free.
“Millions of young Filipinos lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by a few thousand pesos.  The government is doing something for them,” TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said.
Villanueva said the funds would be made available to Bulacan, P58.24 million for 7,952 scholars; Nueva Ecija, P69.65 million for 9,528 scholars; and Tarlac, P31.86 million for 3,954 scholars.
All scholarships will be implemented through the following TESDA programs: Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP), Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA); Special Training for Employment Program (STEP); and Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB).
“Why invest in education, why skills development?  Because one can’t take education away.  It can’t be eaten up by inflation or washed away during floods.  One brings the skills and knowledge wherever he or she goes in life,” Villanueva said.
“Why for this particular event we are focusing on Region 3?  Because it is one of the leading growth regions in the country, and this only means investments, jobs, and progress for our people,” he said.
”We want the youth of this region to take the lead in pushing the growth of their respective provinces.  Through their skills, they can get employed, improve the living condition of their families and their communities,” Villanueva added.
On March 26, Villanueva graced separate events in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac to attend the mass graduation of TESDA scholars and inaugurate a school building.
In Bulacan, he attended the graduation of 2,000 youth who have completed their respective courses. Those who finished their programs also received starter toolkits to help them get employed in a shorter period of time.
Villanueva was also present at the Bulacan-Binyagang Bayan organized by the local government unit.
Motoring to Nueva Ecija, he witnessed the graduation of another batch of 2,000 youth.  
The TESDA chief also inaugurated the new school building of the ASKI Skills and Learning Institute in Talavera town.
The training institute is a partner of TESDA in the delivery of various training programs and the implementation of the TESDA-Coca-Cola Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) program.  It is also an accredited assessment center.
In Tarlac, there were a total of 1,750 graduates who were feted in a ceremony jointly organized by TESDA and the local government unit.