By Roi Lomotan
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) cited the City Government of Bayawan for its commitment in enhancing technical education in their city.
Bayawan City Mayor Pryde Henry Teves received the Kabalikat Award from TESDA during the 4th TESDA Institutional Awards held last Aug. 23, 2018 at TESDA’s Women’s Center in Taguig City.
The Kabalikat Award is given to TESDA’s partners in the Local Government Unit sector, National Government Agency (NGA) sector, Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC), Non-Government Organization (NGO), private and business sector who exhibited outstanding support and cooperation for the promotion and development of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
TESDA – Negros Oriental Information Officer Georgette Malagar disclosed Bayawan City is one of the contenders for the LGU category of Kabalikat Awards.
Malagar said that From 2015 – 2017, Bayawan City has extended tech-voc services such as training, assessment and certification to its constituents that resulted to a total of 2,711 tech-voc graduates.
These achievements were implemented through 2 modes of training as follows: through Scholarship Programs that provided 1,400 slots for individuals implemented in various qualifications like Computer System Servicing NC II (225), Cookery NC II (150), Bread and Pastry Production NC II (325), Bartending NC II (75), Trainers Methodology Level 1 (50), Carpentry NC II (135), Plumbing NC II (50), Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I (272) and Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II (115).
The second mode was through a Community Based Training Programs that provided 1,311 slots for individuals implemented in various qualifications such like PC Operation (325), Dressmaking NC II (270), Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II (235), Plumbing NC II (215), and Driving NC II (286).
In addition to these programs, the City Government of Bayawan City also a total of P12,396,706 intended for Technical Education and Skills Development (TESD).
The funds were utilized in various areas as follows: P6,198,393 for Scholarship; P698,393.00 for Community Based Training Program; P3,000,000 for Construction of Workshop Area for Bayawan City Technology & Livelihood Development Center (BCTLDC); and P2,500,000 for Tools, Equipment and Materials for the Training Center.
To further intensify their support to the development of TVET, Bayawan City also served host in various skills competitions and skills development seminars from 2005 up to 2017.
“LGU Bayawan has also richly implemented the conduct of Training Induction Program (TIP) to all its training provisions, as a requirement for being registered under the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS),” Malagar added.