More than 2,000 residents of Metro Manila are expected to benefit from the Special Skills Training Program for Marginalized Workers, a program that the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has organized in partnership with Metro Manila Mayors’ Spouses Foundation, Inc. (MMMSFI).
“We target to start this program by November,” TESDA told the Philippine News Agency.
Through this program, the marginalized sector and those who don’t have permanent jobs will be provided with free skills training as well as starter tool kits.
TESDA signed a memorandum of understanding with the MMMSFI on Tuesday that will provide 2,244 scholarship slots for the marginalized sector, especially the urban poor and the disadvantaged women.
The MMMSFI as a group dedicated to protecting the lives of Metro Manila residents, particularly women and children.
The free skills training aims to provide the beneficiaries with enough skills which they could use when they are already employed.
Beneficiaries can learn hair coloring/bleaching services; hair cut services; facial treatment; perform foot spaI; facial make-up; and manicure and pedicure.
More women training as electronic technicians
More Filipino women now want to become electronic technicians, TESDA reported yesterday.
The agency has been providing Electronic Products Assembly and Servicing (EPAS) training and most of their trainees are women, TESDA National Capital Region director Cenon Querubin said.
With support from Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp., TESDA has extended since 2015 EPAS training to 106 scholars, some of whom are now employed abroad.
“Not a lot of women were open to the idea of becoming electronic technicians in the past, but after they got into the program, they proved to be good at it and realized that what men can do, women can also do,” Samsung marketing director Chad Sotelo noted.
TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong said the agency will also provide a mobile training and institution-based training.