TESDA supports LGU-run training centers in 2 CamNorte towns
By Rosalita Manlangit
DAET, Camarines Norte --- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) supported the establishment government-run training centers in Capalonga and Jose Panganiban.
The establishment of the said training centers is set to empower communities through enhanced skills development that will ultimately contribute to the growth and development of the province.
This move aims to assist the provincial government in establishing LGU-run training centers in the province of Camarines Norte specifically in the towns of Capalonga and Jose Panganiban.
The said initiative came into fruition following the visit of Governor Ricarte “Dong” Padilla to TESDA Deputy Director General Aniceto Bertiz. Regional Director Archie A. Grande was also present during the said discussion held recently.
During the meeting, Gov. Padilla expressed his eagerness to establish TESDA-supervised training centers in the said towns.
TESDA Provincial Director Engr. Eduardo B. Bonagua visited Governor Padilla and discussed the present status of the project to align it with the previous plan dialogue last year which is to establish a TESDA-supervised Training Center in the municipality of Jose Panganiban, as well as another center in the municipality of Capalonga.
In a subsequent meeting, Bonagua briefed Gov. Padilla on the necessary steps the Provincial Government should undertake to accomplish the program.
One of the steps is to request the Sanguaniang Panlalawigan (SP) to approve a resolution stating the purpose of establishing the training center in the said municipalities.
The resolution would facilitate the processing of the necessary registration documents with the assistance of designated personnel responsible for managing the centers’ operations.
Bonagua with his staff, Tobias M. Obrero Jr., UTPRAS Focal, initially conducted a pre-ocular site inspection at the proposed training center in the municipality of Capalonga to assess the suitability of the location.
The TESDA team engaged in productive discussions with the personnel in charge of the building owned by the Barangay Government of Poblacion, regarding the various requirements for program registration.
The initial qualification to be offered at the Capalonga Training Center is Driving NC II, as suggested by Bonagua to Senandro Jalgalado, the designated personnel overseeing the center’s operation.
Bonagua emphasized that once the center becomes operational, expanding the range of qualifications will be more feasible, leveraging the presence of an existing program.
In Jose Panganiban, the Roy B. Padilla Technical Institute offered technical courses and was enjoined to register for TESDA’s training center program.
The initial operation of the centers will be supported by the Provincial Government until it can sustain itself, with the assistance of the TESDA Provincial Office through the subsidy of the Scholarship Program.
TESDA Camarines Norte is committed to pursue the establishment and operation of the LGU-run training centers. (RBManlangit-PIA5/Camarines Norte with reports from Tobias M. Obrero - PIO/TESDA)