545 Starter Toolkits Distributes By TESDA Bataan
A total of 545 starter toolkits were distributed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Bataan led by Provincial Director Julie Ann Banganan in March 2021 alone.
The 261 toolkits were distributed to Bataeño scholars last March 5, 2021 held in Orani town.
The said scholars are from the towns in the first district of Bataan who were trained and graduated in Bread Making, Cake Making, Pastry Making, Prepare Cold Meals, Cookery NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I under the Special Training and Employment Program or STEP through the effort of Bataan First District Representative Geraldine Roman.
The other 284 starter toolkits were simultaneously distributed by TESDA Bataan Provincial Office, Provincial Training Center-Orion and Regional Training Center-Mariveles in the towns of Bagac, Orion, Mariveles and Balanga last March 19, 2021.
The scholars graduated in Cookery NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I through the effort of Bataan Second District Representative Jose Enrique Garcia and Cong. Villafuerte.
Aside from free trainings and other benefits such as daily allowance and free assessment fee, the toolkits will greatly help scholars to further develop their knowledge and skills, or be a way to build their own business or livelihood that will help them and their family, especially during this time of pandemic. (30)