BALANGA CITY—One hundred sixty-nine male and female inmates have graduated in the State University’s skills training program held at the Bataan District Jail recently.
In a statement, Bataan Peninsula State University Director for Research, Dr. Hermogenes Paguia said that the inmates successfully completed the livelihood and employment-oriented trainings of the university that includes Basic Shielded Arc Welding NC1 and NC2, Bread and Pastry Production NC2, Housekeeping NC2, and Food and Beverages NC2.
The conduct of skills training for Bataan inmates dubbed as “BPSU Behind Bars Extension Program” is being conducted in coordination with Tesda Bataan.
“We have been doing the program inside the district jail for six years. In 2014, it became regular program of the university,” said Paguia.
It was learned that even jail officers benefited in the training program. BPSU president Dr. Greg Rodis fully backs the program.
Inmate-trainees top-notchers Jeffrey Angeles and female inmate, Jenalyn Gomez expressed their elation and gratitude to BPSU and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) for their joint efforts in sustaining the training program as “it provide hope for inmates and prepare the inmates in starting out a new life.