TESDA offers scholarship to KBP members, dependents in Pangasinan

October 10, 2014 9:57 am 

DAGUPAN CITY. Oct. 9 — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) provincial office has opened a special scholarship program to members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) chapter in Pangasinan as well as their dependents.

Speaking during the KBP forum Thursday, TESDA provincial director Manuel Wong said that there are 18 students comprising the first batch of beneficiaries for the scholarship program for KBP members and or their dependents.

"The 18 who were the first to comply with the requirements – can start anytime now with their respective training programs, as their scholarship vouchers have already arrived on October 8," he said.

Wong said that the initial 18 have chosen the training course on cookery at TESDA-accredited Manila Montessori College and automotive servicing at Lyceum Northwestern University.

Both schools are located in Dagupan City and offer these courses either during weekends or on night shift in accordance with the schedule of the scholars.

The scholarship program was provided for in a memorandum of agreement signed by Wong and KBP president Jay Mendoza, manager of Sunshine Radio.

Wong advised other KBP members who would like to avail of the scholarship and even other interested applicants for other scholarship programs to walk-in and apply in their office in Lingayen.

Meanwhile, Wong disclosed that in-demand courses include welding; heavy equipment operations; hotel and restaurant management-related courses such as cookery, food and beverages, and house keeping; health and wellness courses; and training programs related to business processing and outsourcing industry. (PNA)

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