DavSur provides skills training, employment for 300 displaced workers

DAVAO CITY, March 18 (PIA) – The Provincial Government of Davao del Sur has brought its TUPAD Program to Sta. Cruz town to provide 313 residents the opportunity to acquire new knowledge and skills, and at the same time earn an income for 15 days.

The ongoing community-based skills training has been engaging 196 women and 117 male participants in short courses such as electrical wiring, haircut and hair coloring, massage nail art and foot spa and basic welding.

The participants, who are residents from barangays Astorga, Darong, Inawayan, Jose Rizal and Sibulan, have started their training on March 1, 2021.

Rolly Impas, chief of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) of Davao del Sur, said that after the 15-day training, each of the participants will receive P6,000.00 cash as compensation for attending the training.

He bared that the local government received a funding of P2 million from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-XI) to implement the TUPAD Program or the Tulong Pang Hanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers, which aims to provide employment opportunity for the disadvantaged workers for 15 days.

Impas explained that Governor Douglas Cagas has modified the program by integrating skills and livelihood training for the beneficiaries to be able to sustain their livelihood income if they pursue their newly-acquired skills.  

“This is also one way of addressing the unemployment incidence in the province,” he stated.

He said that the participants are expected to receive their training certificates during their graduation rites tentatively scheduled on March 30, 2021, where they will also be given a document to claim their salary from a remittance/payment center.

Impas said that the LGU is hoping to receive more assistance from DOLE to be able to serve and help more disadvantaged workers in the province. (PIA-XI/Carina L. Cayon)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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