PHP3.5-M for TESDA courses allocated for Bohol’s 3rd district

October 5, 2016 10:44 am 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct 5 — The third district of Bohol province has been allocated PHP3.5 million for this year’s Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

STEP provides entrepreneurial, self-employment and service-oriented activities.

Training programs under STEP are generally short-term and aimed at helping the beneficiaries in barangay communities to make them employable and productive.

3rd District Rep. Arthur Yap said his office closely coordinates with TESDA in linking the graduates with companies so that they can land a job if they choose not to be self-entrepreneurs.

Yap was recently awarded the TESDA Kabalikat Award for Legislative Partner Category in recognition of his efforts in the promotion and enhancement of Technical Vocational Education and Training.

A total of 309 STEP graduates from Carmen, Bilar, Loboc and Loay benefitted from the STEP Program.

The beneficiaries took the courses at TESDA's partner TechVoc institutions.

STEP is a community-based specialty training program that addresses the specific skills needs of the communities and promote employment, particularly through entrepreneurial, self-employment and service-oriented activities.

It provides skills and training opportunities for the beneficiaries in the barangays or communities to make them employable and productive.

Both public and private techvoc providers, but mostly local government training centers and TESDA Technology Institutions, deliver the training programs under STEP.

The beneficiaries of STEP receive the following assistance: free training and competency assessment, starter toolkits and daily training allowance for the duration of the training.

The program was introduced only in 2014 in line with the thrust of expanding the reach of TVET to the grassroots.

Trainees will get their training tool kits after the training so that they can start their own business if they do not want to be employed in a private firm.(PNA)

JMC/ANGELINE VALENCIA/EBP

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