IPs Focused on Acquiring Technical Competence
Our brothers from the Indigenous People and Cultural Communities are becoming more and more interested in acquiring skills training. Last year in Aurora, they were given three (3) batches of TWSP. From this time on, they visit TVIs to enrol and inquire about scholarships.
In one batch of TWSP, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I, which started on May 6 and will be finished on June 21, 2019, majority are IPs. From the total of 25 slots, 14 or 56% are IPs. The scholarship is implemented by the Maria Aurora Technical Vocational Skills Training, Inc., in Brgy. San Jose, Maria Aurora, Aurora. Said scholars were provided with Training Induction Program (TIP) led by P.D. Melanie Grace T. Romero, on May 3. There are still enrolees who are interested to get trained through subsidy.
By acquiring technical competence, the IPs land themselves into more opportunities and choices. Either they can continue farming with welding skills that they can use in repairing or improving their farm implements, or start a welding business or do both. For those who are unemployed or without a livelihood before the training, this provides them an opportunity to get employed or start a livelihood after the training.