Hundreds of TESDA Scholars receive starter toolkits

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 -- Some 289 scholars of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) under the 2019 Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) successfully received their Starter Toolkits on March 20, 2021 at the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries, Matabao, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

The activity was spearheaded by TESDA Agusan del Norte, headed by Dir. Rey M. Cueva in close collaboration with the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries headed by Acting Administrator, Mrs. Nancy C. De Guzman. The activity was graced by Congresswoman Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, Representative of Agusan del Norte 2nd District, Provincial Governor of Agusan del Norte, Gov. Dale B. Corvera, TESDA Caraga, headed by Regional Director Tarhata S. Mapandi, CESO III, the 23rd IB headed by their Commanding Officer, LTC Julius Cesar Paolo and the Agnor Police Provincial Office, headed by PCol. Martin M. Gamba.

The 289 STEP Scholars received the following starter toolkits:
• 101 Scholars of Hilot (Wellness Massage) NC II with a toolkit containing Face Towel, Bath Towel, Face Mask, Scrub Suit, Head Band Storage Box, Sphygmomanometer, Stethoscope and Infrared Ear Thermometer
• 80 Scholars of Carpentry NC II with a toolkit containing Pull Push Rule, Claw Hammer, Spirit Level Bar, Plumb Bob, Crow Bar, Cross Cut Saw, Chalk Like Reel, Wood Chisel, Try Square, Combination Wrench and Screw Driver.
• 30 Process Food by Sugar Concentrate leading to Food Processing NC II with a toolkit containing Food Processor, Candy Thermometer, Measuring Cups, Mixing Bowl, Chef's Knife 8", Weighing Scale Digital, Measuring Spoon and Chopping Board.
• 27 scholars of SMAW NC I with a toolkit containing Inverter Type Portable Welding Machine, Welding Mask and Portable Angle Grinder
• 26 Plaster Concrete/Masonry Surface leading to Masonry NC II with a toolkit containing Point Trowel, Pull Push Rule, Claw Hammer, Spirit Level Bar, Shovel, Hacksaw with Blade, Steel Square, Plumb Bob, Crow Bar, Cross Cut Saw and Steel Float
• 25 scholars of Bread and Pastry Production NC II with a toolkit containing Electric Oven, Measuring Cups, Measuring Urn, Mixing Bowl, Digital Weighing Scale, Dough Cutter, Boat Tart Cutter, Pastry Builder, Muffin Pan, Rubber Scraper, Flour Sifter, Wire Whisk, Measuring Spoon

In her message, RD Tarhata S. Mapandi thanked Congresswoman Matba and Governor Corvera for the full support to TESDA programs. She expressed her commitment and desire to reach out and give skills trainings to the NTF70 priority barangays and to facilitate opportunities for livelihood.

On the other hand, in his message, Gov. Dale B. Corvera, Governor of Agusan del Norte, reminded the graduates to use their skills and toolkits in the improvement of their livelihood and be agents of peace in the community.

Congresswoman Matba, in her message, also expressed her full support to the TESDA programs in the province. She instilled to the minds of the graduates how serious the government in helping the people uplift their living through the provision of skills trainings which TESDA has been doing and the provision of starter toolkits to encourage self-employment and entrepreneurship. She also expressed her full support to the Barangay Development Projects to the NTF70 priority barangays and vowed to welcome all rebel returnees and to assist in the programs towards inclusive and tangible peace. (TESDA Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)



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

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