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SMC extends Tesda training in Bulacan

The pilot batch of former Taliptip residents trainees are looking to graduate very soon from their skills training under the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority even as San Miguel Corporation vows to open the program to more Bulacan residents in the next coming months.

With positive feedback coming from the initial 60 enrollees, SMC president and chief operating president Ramon Ang said SMC and Tesda have already been receiving a lot of inquiries for the succeeding batches.

“We are very pleased with the reports that the initial batch of enrollees who are formerly from Barangay Taliptip are very eager to learn and are doing well in their training. Sila ay masipag at mabilis matuto. We appreciate their effort in learning new skills during the pandemic as this shows their eagerness andThe pilot batch of former Taliptip residents trainees are looking to graduate very soon from their skills training under the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority even as San Miguel Corporation vows to open the program to more Bulacan residents in the next coming months. pride to participate in a game-changer of a project that will not only benefit them, but also the generations to come,” Ang said.

Tesda provincial director Jovencio Ferrer Jr. confirmed that the pilot batch is performing well.

“I see the ongoing training as effective since the graduates are equipped to become competent in their field of choice and prepared for either wage or self-employment,” he said.

Arvee Vasquez, Erwin Libao, and Jojit Teodoro, students in the heavy equipment/hydraulic excavator training course, said the SMC-Tesda program will enable them to eye opportunities at the airport construction project.

“Marami po akong natutunan tulad ng ng pag-operate ng excavator at pati na rin yung tamang attitude. Sa palagay ko makakatulong itong ginawa naming training lalung-lalo na ngayon na wala kaming trabaho,” the 35 year-old Vasquez said.

Geraldine Cunanan said she learned the rudiments of dressmaking, from the choice of fabrics, measurements, up the actual sewing of garments, which she will apply when she goes into the business.

“Ang aming pananahi ay hindi lamang para sa amin kundi para na rin sa aming pamilya dahil ito ang nakikita naming solusyon sa malaking problema namin sa hanapbuhay,”said the 35-year old Cunanan, whose father used to be a fishpond caretaker while her mother earns the family keep as a seamstress.

Topics: Jovencio Ferrer Jr , San Miguel Corporation , Technical Education Skills and Development Authority , Ramon Ang , Arvee Vasquez , Erwin Libao , Jojit Teodoro

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