Practical skills and livelihood training to start

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the Local Government Unit, in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and women groups are calling on interested individuals to enlist at the CSWD office for hands-on training in bread and pastry making, beauty care and sewing.

Training for beauty care starts Monday, March 11 at the Silungan Center, bread and pastry making at the evacuation center, City Engineer’s Office while the sewing and weaving programs shall still be scheduled as to time and venue. An assessment is done after each program, with a one-day entrepreneurship training enhancement. All programs qualify and accredit successful trainees for National Certification II (NCII)

The beauty care program is on for 15 days while baking runs for 18 days

Basic ingredients and consumable-materials good for one year such as sacks of flour for baking are readily available for the training. Ovens and mixers, 15 sewing machines, tables, chairs, cutting and measuring equipment, starter sets, cloth and thread, facial steamer and foot spa are also available for the other programs.

The delivery of computers, loom weaving stands and other materials however are delayed due to technicalities.

Said materials and equipment are part of the P9M program funding downloaded to the local government unit through the CSWD, City Social Welfare and Development Office Head Betty Fangasan earlier said.

Qualified trainors are from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), it was known.

Earlier, meetings were conducted for organized groups wanting to attend said trainings. It was agreed that all trainings shall be stringently inspected and monitored by all offices concerned, the LGU, CSOs and CSWDO.

Citywide seedling projects for coffee and fruit trees at the botanical garden are also being considered, as with other livelihood projects such as tailoring, computer works, bookbinding and printing, and mushroom growing in coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA), DOLE, TESDA and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). – juliegfianza